Report (1967) Short Film
Conner recreates within viewers the feeling of having been at JFK's assassination. (imdb)
Cast and Information
Directed By: Bruce Conner
Starring: Bruce Conner
Report belongs to 6 collections
1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (collaborative: moderated by kozan26 - 236 stars)
2. Jonathan Rosenbaum's Top 1000 Movies (collaborative: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 38 stars)
3. Brief Encounters (collaborative - 3 stars)
4. Kennedy assassination (public: djross - 2 stars)
5. Doubling the Canon (2012 update) (collaborative: moderated by Cinephile - 1 star)
6. Coheed's Celluloid Pit (public: Coheed - 1 star)
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All Ratings | With Reviews
TCI | Percentile | Date Rated | # Stars (Reviews)
|Feb 18, 2018||NathanBates||
First reaction: not impressed. The strobe-light effect made me think about giving up. In the second half of this short, there are bizarre intercuts of a bullfight and TV commercials. I have a hunch, though, that this will haunt me, and the next time I see it, I'll think it's brilliant.
|Aug 08, 2015||Barraoc||
Short documentary art. The strobe effects were panic inducing; can't imagine looking at this in a movie theatre...
|May 17, 2015||oskarhu||
Hectic and compact. Couldn't make much of it but the contrast between audio and video is quite interesting. The assassination reporting is paired with epileptic seizure inducing effects and darkness while the second part's speech (prior to the assassination) deals with pictures of war, modern society and lions.
|Mar 23, 2015||TrixRabbi||
Physically upsetting. Conner's use of flashing lights and repetitive imagery mixed with the droning account of the assassination got my stomach churning. Enjoyed the second half too, the spider-like movements of the horse and the inter-cut Frankenstein clips were amusing. A mournful remembrance following the shock and agony of the assassination.
|Mar 04, 2014||snallygaster||
Begins with interesting and effective audio from reportage during the event, with visuals eventually shifting into a more free-associative style. I think it captures a lot of the experience of being hit by a sudden unexpected, world-changing event. Loses some points for the obnoxious strobe effects.
|Mar 30, 2009||PeaceAnarchy||
Intriguing, though I'm not sure it's wholly effective as it loses urgency over time. The second half is different from the first and a comparison of the two is interesting to consider.
|Average Percentile 54.52% from 129 Ratings|