Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees ★★★★½

Continuing my adventures into experimental filmmaking, I decided to check out this piece which Erik Reeds often reccomends. I knew I was in for a crazy ride, but even knowing that going in, I was still astounded.

This is an interesting one. In order to watch this film you've essentially just got to be willing to follow wherever Blair will lead you. And trust me, you'll go some unexpected places. Yet it's not super inaccessible, you just have to go in with an open mind.

The film makes use of a variety of different techniques and styles, constantly narrating the viewer with obtuse and loosely connected visuals. Its amazes me how the editing could be seen as entirely random if it weren't for the creative narration. No shot lingers for long at all, and the viewer is given little time to take in any information. The plot, which I don't want to give away, and probably couldn't even if I tried, is an unstoppable force of mad ingenuity. Although I will say this film involves telekinetic bee televisions. Nothing here is ordinary.
A must-see for the adventurous filmgoer.

I have to give this a rewatch, but it could be a new favorite (I'm kinda on a streak of those).

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