PALINDROME

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Genres:

  • Experimental

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: PALINDROME

Reference number: 8548

Date: 1964

Director: d. Margaret Tait

Production company: Ancona Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Fiction

Running time: 6.34 mins

Description: A palindrome created on film by Margaret Tait. Features interaction between a couple with the recurring line 'Madam I'm Adam'.

Three versions on this film.

Credits: Eve Stella Cartwright
Adam Ron Conway

[m. Trevor Duncan, Boosey & Hawkes recording]

Shotlist: [shotlisted from Digital Betacam tape, manual control track]

title and credits [some slow motion] interaction between couple on street with recurring line 'Madam I'm Adam' [some music and action is run backwards] (2.41) MADAM I'M ADAM (2.47) [sound starts before picture] -blank- (3.04) title and credits interaction between couple on street with recurring line 'Madam I'm Adam' [note this is a different version to the first] (4.51) MADAM I'M ADAM (4.57) out-takes / shorter extracts from previous versions, some credits are mixed up with the action (5.29) Includes shots of the couple smoking in a park (6.25)