Remember childhood swing sets, with their back-and-forth,
back-and-forth movement -- usually aided by a parent, sibling, or friend
doing the pushing? Swings! is living proof that that quaint activity
is no match for the powerful, industrial strength ride on today's Midway.
Initially heralded for its single-camera/single-take approach as a breakthrough
in documentary filmmaking, Swings! now settles in nicely as a classic
-- and an influential one at that. Swings!
is said to have inspired Hitchcock's dramatic narrative Rope.
Time 15 seconds
Format QuickTime ".mov" file,
Size 1.3 MB, 160 x 120 pixels