Decasia

Decasia ★★★★½

Decasia is an extraordinary achievement in editing and sound. How Bill Morrison and composer Michael Gordon were able to create a narrative out of decaying and rotting reels of film has to be admired. Here are just a few of the dozens of striking juxtapositions between filmed images and decaying celluloid:
• An amusement park ride where the miniplanes, one after the other, materialize from a nebulous blob
• People pointing and laughing at an antique vehicle which is dissolving and shapeshifting
• A boxer fights an ever-morphing demon of decay
How this was done without any digital manipulation is mind boggling. That it was found and made into a work of art is a miracle.