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| 9 min

This short film from Arthur Lipsett is an abstract succession of unrelated views of the passing crowd. A commentary on a machine-dominated society, it is often cited as an influence on George Lucas's Star Wars and his conceptualization of "The Force."

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • director
    Arthur Lipsett
  • producer
    Colin Low
    Tom Daly
  • re-recording
    George Croll


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Ages 16 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts

What was the filmmaker’s purpose for making this film? What is the significance of the title? Describe any images you find disturbing. Comment on the various background sounds, voices and music. What do these add to the film?

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