1989 - B&W - 103 Min.
MOVING PICTURES began with a dream I had about a woman walking beside a woods and singing a beautiful aria. I didn’t remember the song, but for the film I selected Plaisir d’Amour by Jean Paul Égide Martini. The film soon became a series of other dream ideas as well. I wanted every scene in the film to be a tracking shot, moving from right to left like a dream scroll. I wanted the film to be quiet and contemplative, and I didn’t want to use subtitles.
Richard Myers’ MOVING PICTURES which copped the ‘Most Innovative Film Award’ and the co-winner of the ‘Best Narrative Film,’ the first ‘double’ winner in Ann Arbor Film Festival history (1990) may have been the most uncompromising of all entries. A semi-surrealist, feature-length epic ... featured a woman’s recollections of dreams, visualized in elaborate, mostly dilapidated settings in the most starkly etched black-and-white, and as Richard Kerr stressed Sunday night. ‘MOVING PICTURES, is a prime example of looking at cinema in a new way.’”