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BMZ Review: Chronos
By Ross Anthony

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It's About Time
Written by: Ross Anthony
Source: Ross Anthony's Hollywood Report Card
Date: June 2001
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Meditational at times, fluid, like sand through an hourglass or clouds across the sky, then tedious at others. "Chronos" flows with music and images on the wings of time.

Minus narration, this production goes for the Pink Floyd feel, though dipping more than once into a mid-eighties techno-noise that's less than pleasing.

You'll follow the sun's shadow via time-lapse photography fast-forwarding over the blocked walls of the pyramids, rock formations and canyons in America's Southwest, and Mediterranean statues contrasted with urban high-rises.

Rapid pedestrian traffic speeds to flurries in downtown train stations, main streets and airports. Perhaps hinting at how fleeting our civilization seems when juxtaposed with ancient ruins.

Ride atop a double-decker bus through busy streets, then on a riverboat, then a helicopter, the jittery lights striking an interesting motif across the night sky.

The sun's shadow gig approaches redundancy, while the Dr. Who music falls short of crescendo. Still, there are glorious insightful moments baring either huge beauty or hip glimpses into this earth and our time. Time-lapse provides a perspective only the most patient among us are able to enjoy without the benefit of tricky photography.



Copyright (C) 2001.
Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: RossAnthony.com

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