THE GIANT (Der Riese) Michael Klier, D 1983, 82 min
An omnipresent giant who sees everything, but can't be seen himself ...read more... hide...
Michael Klier’s Der Riese [The Giant] is a city symphony composed almost entirely of material generated by video-surveillance cameras. Der Riese inserts itself into film history somewhere between the motorized tripod of Michael Snow’s landscape film 'La Region Centrale' and the ubiquitous kino-eye of Dziga Vertov’s all-over documentary 'The Man with a Movie Camera'; using advanced yet tawdry technology, Klier questions [and deviously celebrates] the legitimacy of filming everything. (ctrl[space], James Hoberman)