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Big gun hits town

Malcolm Robertson

This film is an attempt to further define the role of non-sync sound Super 8 within the parameters of the medium of documentary. The film is 'about' the effect of the arrival, stay and departure of the American battleship 'U.S.S. Missouri'. The role of the individual and the role of the spectacle. In that sense, it is also an attempt to enhance the applications of Super 8 as a viable means to document what is traditionally the arena of T.V. news and 16mm film production, while not restricted by the traditional baggage of shots and coverage and restricted portable nature of those media