Gun Crazy, 1950
"She aint the type to make a happy home"
Lemon - Hollis Frampton
16mm, color, silent, 7 minutes, 1969
A beautiful study of light, shadows, and a lemon.
As a voluptuous lemon is devoured by the same light that reveals it, its image passes from the spatial rhetoric of illusion into the spatial grammar of the graphic arts. - Frampton on Lemon
Hollis Frampton has managed to accomplish quite a bit with only a lemon, light, and film. His 7 minute film features a lemon as the subject — or does it? The focus of the film seems to be on light rather than the lemon. This work serves as a paradigmatic example of the importance of light and shadow not just as an aspect of cinematography, but as a subject.