The DVD/book Asphalto/Routemaster is many things: a Gesamtkunstwerk which discusses male and female identity, automobile culture and speed through graphic design, still photography, street poetry and experimental filmmaking; an attempt to achieve synthesis between different forms of expression and to find technical solutions that revitalize the formative tradition in experimental design and film; an urban aria about cars, girls and gas stations; a concept-based film which describes the relationship between a man (Peter Franzen) and a woman (Irina Bjorklund) by means of metaphor and visual symbols related to asphalt, service stations and automotive sports; a unified formal language created gradually using an expanding wall of sound, collage-like superimpositions, fictional demolition derby sequences and experimental documentation of 13 Finnish service stations twice each in a 13-year interval; a rhythmic mosaic about speed and human cadavers that have been used in crash tests; a montage of rhythmically organized repetitions involving abstraction of motion that merges the subject with the film material; and, finally, a film that resembles a live concert and creates a real physical experience. Please note that this DVD is from England and is formatted in their regional PAL video format. IT WILL NOT WORK IN STANDARD U.S. DVD PLAYERS. Some computers may have the capability to play this, however please check your computer specifications before purchasing.
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Ilppo Pohjola is a filmmaker, designer, photographer and cinematographer based in Helsinki, Finland.
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Book Description Crystal Eye Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 9525368033 Crisp, clean, unread spiral bound paperback with light shelfwear to the covers in damaged slipcase, includes DVD and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z9525368033Z2