A film professor becomes obsessed with a phrase said by an old film director and investigates its origin and in the meanwhile he creates a film himself.
Some might call this film an experimental informational documentary. Others may call it a new kind of detective film, where the only available clues are some images and sounds. The Director of this film, Nicolás Zukerfeld, finds an interesting quote from a book written by Edgardo Cozarinsky, an Argentine filmmaker and writer. It was a quote from American director Raoul Walsh: “there are not thirty-six ways of showing a man getting on a horse.” Zukerfeld goes on a journey to find the sources and veracity of the phrase, which also serves as the title of this film. With his friends’ help, his research grows more serious and touches on wider topics, turning a personal query into a cinephiles’ group adventure. The first part of the film shows a series of excerpts from Walsh’s films. The second part shows a research process led by voice-over narration. Together, this film exemplifies that a film can serve as a lesson for another film, generating a novel form of cinema. (Sung MOON)
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