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Busby Berkeley's Work on DVD

Director and choreographer Busby Berkeley was noted for Hollywood musicals featuring lots of scantily clad show girls filmed from overhead in intricate kaleidoscopic patterns. After seeing some of these films again in a new DVD collection, our critic notices a connection between Berkeley and the avant-garde artists of an earlier generation.


Avant-Garde Filmmaking.

Film critic John Powers reviews “Time Code” the new film by Mike Figgis that features four different stories on the screen at one time, by dividing the screen into quadrants. Figgis did this by using four digital cameras, recording each story in real time without edits.

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