The Reading Machine

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The Reading Machine

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The Reading Machine

Release Date: December 11, 1977

Year    :   1977
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Production Companies    :   Tenjo Sajiki
Director    :   Shūji Terayama
Producers    :   Eiko Kujo
Writers    :   Shūji Terayama
RunTime    :   22 mins.

In this Borgesian satire on knowledge and technology, bibliophilic desire leads to the construction of a pedal-powered reading machine. Resembling a combination of gymnastic contraption, printing press and early cinematic apparatus, the machine’s purpose remains ambiguous. And like this machine, Terayama’s film connects his work in poetry, motion picture and graphic design by weaving together printed and projected, still and moving images.

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