|THE WAY THINGS GO (DER LAUF DER DINGE) (director/writer: Peter Fischili and David Weiss; Runtime: 30; MPAA Rating: NR; Icarus Home Video; 1988-Switzerland/Canada-German title-no talking and therefore no subtitles needed)|
|"A short flick in color about
a Rube Goldberg contraption ingeniously
brought to life in a warehouse."
by Dennis Schwartz
short flick in color about a Rube Goldberg
contraption ingeniously brought to life in a
warehouse. The creators are Swiss artists Peter
Fischili and David Weiss ("Der
rechte Weg "/"Der geringste Widerstand"),
who have collaborated on kinetic
installations since 1979. The playful artists
have built a unique structure that's 100-feet long and
made out of common household items--from tea kettles
to wooden ramps. It opens with a suspended trash bag
descending on a tire and for the next thirty minutes
there's a continuous chain-reaction that has such
things as fire, water, foam, popping corks and
balloons constantly moving forward.
filmed in one take. The tongue-in-cheek gimmicky film
should delight both the prankster and techie viewer. I
took it as an irresistible curio, a refreshing sight
for a jaded critic.
REVIEWED ON 5/21/2015 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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