Video

The Argument (with annotations)

Daniel Cockburn

2017, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 209.19

The Argument (with annotations) is an appropriated-footage essay about metaphor. Its unseen narrator's line of thought takes us on an unstraight path past the works of T.S. Eliot, Homer, Groucho Marx, John Carpenter, Terence Davies, and Carl Reiner, plus some lackadaisical astronomy and a 1960s television series with a very distinctive font. There is also a riddle about mirrors that's either the best riddle about mirrors you've ever heard or the worst one.

That's what the film is for a while, anyway. Then something else happens.

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