The Electromagnetic Fountain

Spectres of the Spectrum

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A 16 mm feature film by Craig Baldwin, 1999

baldwin spectres

[…. a science-fiction allegory about ‘electromagnetic autonomy’ in opposition to the hegemony of the culture-management industry, tracing a history of media technology from its early days to a 21st century “New Electromagnetic Order” that threatens to take total control of our lives ….. utilizing old ‘kinescopes’ (filmed records of early TV broadcasts before the advent of videotape, mostly from the late Fifties’ educational show called ‘Science in Action’) to create an eerie, haunted “media-archaeology” zone for a sci-fi time-travel tale, wherein live-action actors search for a hidden electromagnetic secret to save the planet from a futuristic war-machine, inspired by HAARP the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. (Though fictionalized for Baldwin’s film, HAARP is, in fact, a very real phenomenon. On the surface, it is a data-gathering tool to explore the Aurora Borealis in detail. But in fact, HAARP doubles as one of the most sophisticated components of the Star Wars weapons arsenal, a particle beam device that can be accurately targeted on specific sites in the ionosphere ……]

URL: http://www.othercinema.com/sosynopsis.html

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Written by ajsteggell

May 6, 2007 at 12:34 am

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