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Straight and Narrow

Tony Conrad , Beverly Conrad

USA, 1970
10 minutes, B&W, separate tape, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: 16mm
Straight and Narrow - Beverly Conrad & Tony Conrad, 1970.

Straight and Narrow is a study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black and white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. Straight and Narrow uses the flicker phenomenon not as an end in itself, but as an effectuator of other related phenomena. In this film, the colors, which are so illusory in The Flicker, are visible and under the programmed control of the filmmaker. Also, by using images that alternate in a vibrating flickering schedule, a new impression of motion and texture is created.