Next to Me

( 5 minutes, 16mm, 1971 )

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Using fragmented personal imagery, Next to Me renders Cartier-Bresson's theory of the “decisive moment” fully in cinematic terms. The film is an expressionistic exercise in editing, which explores the nature of time and memory, film and still photography, against the urban landscape of New York.

“Renais-like, Hancox discovers the plastic qualities of time, the involving power of fragmentation... The work is inventive and fresh with a spontaneous approach made meaningful by some remarkably fine-edged cutting. He uses visual images like words and sounds in poetry.” Cinema Canada, May 1974

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Reviews, Articles, Text & Notes:

Moving Art by Natalie Edwards, Excerpt, Cinema Canada Vol. 2, No. 13, April/May 1974











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