P.R.A.T.E.R.

With P.R.A.T.E.R. Schmidt turned his attention to the place where, once, the medium first came into existence (the Prater is ViennaŽs big amusement park). Schmidt seeks to assist it in a second, delayed birth into the modern age. P.R.A.T.E.R. is marked by a strongly repetitive flow. SchmidtŽs prime interest lies with people, their facial expressions and manner of looking. The film is in two parts; while the first acts as an exposé of the main themes, treatment and disintegration of these themes is intensified in the second part. The takes become increasingly more fragmented, more parenthetic; for the first time, Schmidt inserts negative material. The segmented title is in itself an indication of the fact that the aim is not image realism, whether fragmented or not.
(Peter Tscherkassky)

Orig. Title
P.R.A.T.E.R.
Year
1963 - 1966
Country
Austria
Duration
21 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
not specified
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Credits
Director
Ernst Schmidt jr.
Script
Ernst Schmidt jr.
Cinematography
Walter Funda
Music
Jazztrio Wirckliches
Text Author
Ernst Jandl
Actor/Actress
Peter Weibel
Speaker
Ernst Jandl
Assistant
Peter Weibel
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2004
Pesaro - Film Festival