I stumbled across Double Take a few months ago while it happened to be on Netfilx—I can’t imagine how often it was watched there, but I was taken and very excite by it. As a critique of the media, power and cold war anxiety it is okay. But, as a collage story with mystery, mixing all those thing and other abstract concerns, it is great. Here’s a trailer, and below that an interview with the director John Grimonprez from Cimena Scope to mull over—I think though it might be better to just find the movie and go in cold, saving the interview for later.
“…television is such a big word. Just like how you can’t say “history” but “histories”—interpreted by whatever time period or geographical area as something different. Think of American television versus European television. Let’s narrow it down to what’s going on in the film: It traces the rise of that medium at a moment where Hollywood needed to find itself…”