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BBC ARENA: Wisconsin Death Trip
director: James Marsh
Rip Source: Unknown
file size: 697 mb
file type: avi
video resolution: 512 x 288 (16:9)
video bitrate: 970 kbps
quality factor: 0.274 b/px
video codec: XviD MPEG-4
audio sample rate: 48000Hz
audio bitrate: 125 kbps
audio codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3
Produced by the BBC in conjunction with Hands On Productions.
From the director of the critically acclaimed 'Man on Wire'.....
Narrated by Ian Holm with music from DJ Shadow.
This is a film which details the events that occurred in Black River Falls during the
1890s and is the director James Marsh's take on the 1970s literary cult classic of the same name, written by Michael Lesy. It seems that the whole town was besieged by fits of suicide, murder, lunacy and several inexplicable and bizarre events that could have been plucked cleanly from an Edward Gory poem. The grim and dark character of this strange little town and its inhabitants are communicated through photographs taken at the time and newspaper reports. The photos are connected to starkly beautiful black and white recreations of the odd goings-on of Black River Falls. Ian Holm narrates the film in a haunting and sometimes blackly comic manner, and a few records from the local insane asylum are whispered disturbingly, telling us about the many inhabitants who were committed there. The recreations are shot with dazzling fluidity, all are stunning to watch and every single one shocks or horrifies to an enthralling degree.
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