A Phoney War

Independent Film

A Phoney War is re-cycled, re-edited and occasionally re-photographed imagery from Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove’. The result is an eerie and disturbing work which by primarily centring on the scenes that include telephones and phone conversations, emphasises the alienation and horror which is implicit in the original lm but often disguised as comedy. Sometimes images from the ‘old’ Soviet Union - telephone communication in Dziga Vertov’s ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ can also be seen in the edit.

This film is presented as a live performance, with original music performed by the Michael Nyman band.


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  • 2016-08-01 00:00:00 - Somerset House, London - UK


Film by Michael Nyman
Editor : Max Pugh

Michael Nyman Productions