USA, 1978, 25 minutes
B&W, Sound (Optical), 16mm
"Jacobs has restructured an existing film, The Doctor, into The Doctor's Dream. The new film starts with the shot which was numerically the middle shot in the old film. It then proceeds to the shot that came before the middle shot, then skips over to the other side to the shot that middle shot and keeps skipping back and forth. Finally, at the end, you see the beginning shot of the original film followed by the end shot." - Canadian Filmmakers Distribution catalogue, 1988.
"To watch The Doctor's Dream is to witness a narrative unfolding forwards and backwards in turns... a deconstructive Frankenstein of a film with new vitality in its borrowed parts." - Tom Gunning, Millenium Film Journal.