29 Giu “Glorious Hollywood Medley 1956” by William Stancik
In “Glorious Hollywood Medley 1956” William Stancik’s poetics mix with new suggestions and change deeply in meaning, despite the aesthetics that remain unchanged. In this film the author returns to play with the concept of reality, and this time he goes even further. The film promises to be the last, fragmentary testimony of a film canceled by McCarthy censorship and which has come down to us through fortuitous commercial itineraries. The film is short, but runs through the viewer like lightning, for its exceptional rhythm and dynamism that characterizes each scene.
The alienating scenarios in which the characters of the film move, seem to recall old Hollywood scenographies, in a process of continuous approach to the evident and provocative cinematographic fiction. In this direction, the aesthetic appearance of the film becomes more attentive to the color choices. In his fierce representation of the US media empire, in this film different languages and visual formats are mixed, in a chaotic and disturbing superposition of the delirium of communications. “Glorious Hollywood Medley 1956” is a work of art that can be interpreted in infinite different ways, and is therefore a universal work, which goes beyond the boundaries of cinema and speaks through every possible means.