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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Mark Rappaport, 1990.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ron Vawter
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Mark Rappaport in 1990.
Summary, etc.:
A long-distance love affair is prolonged through a series of postcards in Mark Rappaport́s short film, one of the directoŕs first experiments in video. The "deliciously ironic" (according to the Los Angeles Times) POSTCARDS tracks a romance played out entirely on assorted mailings written by a separated couple. American tourist spots on one side; heaving romance, misunderstandings, paranoia and sadly-fading passions on the other.. "Mark Rappaport́s POSTCARDS, his first narrative video, charts the dissolution of a romance through crisscrossing postcards and surreal mental landscapes which combine the shifting exteriors of the two characters separate spaces. As in Rappaport́s ironic chamber pieces on film, the tensions between kitsch and tragedy are perfectly poised, but video enriches his palette: the tape is only half an hour, but has the density of a feature."́Jonathan Rosenbaum, Sight & Sound
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Motion pictures.
Genre: Romance
Feature films.

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