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A Messenger from the Shadows (Notes on Film 06 A/Monologue 01)
Innovative Cinema, AT 2012, Farbe+SW, 60 min., eOF
Diagonale 2013

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Norbert Pfaffenbichler
Music: Bernhard Lang
Producers: Norbert Pfaffenbichler


Lon Chaney in a game with and against himself: From 46 black-and-white films of the “Man of a Thousand Faces,” Norbert Pfaffenbichler has lifted excerpts and concocted a nightmarish meta-story. In it, Chaney, an actor from the silent film era who acts out all of the parts, is accompanied only by Bernhard Lang’s intervening silent film score. An homage to cinema as a collective archive of images, a media realm of the immortal.

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