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The Clock

IT IS THE BOOK OF A FILM THAT TELLS THE TIME. OUR FINAL SUPERBOOK OF 2013 IS CHRISTIAN MARCLAY'S THE CLOCK. ALSO ON THIS MAIL, FOURTEEN PREVIOUSLY DECLARED SUPERBOOKS ALL AVAILABLE NOW!

Christian Marclay's The Clock . It was published (way back) in 2010 when the film of the same title was first shown. The film is a 24 hour long sequence of hundreds of archive clips in which the time is visually referenced. We rarely use formal accolades in these emails, but it is a masterpiece. The clips are edited in chronological order and the film is started at the time shown on the cover of the book: one o'clock. If you are in a screening and the time in a clip from The Maltese Falcon says 6.30pm, you glance at your watch and it is 6.30pm. The film is a clock. The book is a superbook.
9.25pm, of that we are sure. As to the actress or the film... nope, can't help you there. Great look though and the book is full of them. It is possibly the best film to fashion book ever.
Woody Allen and Mira Sorvino in
Mighty Aphrodite. That we one we
know. 2.59pm. There are some great pirated excerpts of the film on Youtube
Clueless. And not the film Clueless either. We will do better on the next one. Please do tell us who it is.
Rosanna Arquette and Griffin Dunne in Martin Scorsese's time fixated After Hours. Back on form!
 
Can minimalism be magnificent? In our opinion the book could be bought at any price for this page alone. 5.34 and 5.35am. It may just be the power of the recent past but the LED clocks in the book win out every time. And no, we can't guess either of the films from those stills. The film plays like a love letter to Hollywood and the movies. The book reads (if that is possible without a text) as the most highly detailed, perfectly researched, endlessly inspiring mood board. See more of the book on this link. It does not disappoint.
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