Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hours for Jerome

1982 American Short Films

Cast: Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler
Director: Nathaniel Dorsky

A "silent tone poem" recording the daily events of filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky and his partner, artist Jerome Hiler, around Lake Owassa in New Jersey and Manhattan.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10

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  • The footage for Hours for Jerome, an experimental film in two parts, was shot in the late 1960s but director Nathaniel Dorsky did not begin editing it until 1980.
  • Intended to be projected at silent film speeds of 17-20 frames per second, rather than the usual 24 fps of sound films.
  • Critic Matthew Flanagan chose Hours for Jerome as one of the ten greatest films ever made for the 2012 Sight & Sound poll.
  • In 2012, Hours for Jerome was inducted into the National Film Registry.

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