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Rec. 601 – Episode 1

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted November 20, 2017
Rec. 601 – Episode 1 by Michael Spicer
I hear blood: A screenshot from the film. © Michael Spicer

This 15-minute film by @MrMichaelSpicer is one of the best things we've seen in ages.

It's hard to think of a better word to describe Michael Spicer's short film Rec. 601 – Episode 1 other than excellent.

A loose collection of sketches interspersed with clips from old British TV programmes, the piece (embedded below) has a definite hypnogogic feel about it, as though it were somehow filmed on the edge of sleep, that liminal zone where conscious reality and dreams blur and merge.

The comedy is quite subtle and understated while the ambience is slightly eerie and perhaps, for some, a tad troubling and disconcerting.

This is not for those that get their laughs from 'epic fail' compilations alone.

This is Surrealism at its best.

Watch it.

Just remember, though: "Goldfish do nothing all day and have a castle, so technically they're doing better than you."

I think I'd better put away some mugs now.

Or book an appointment with a dentist.

And if you liked that, which I truly hope you did, episodes two and three are well worth a watch as well.

Trust me.

They're... excellent.

You can watch more films by Michael Spicer on his YouTube channel here.

See also I Don't Need Twitter, I Have a Horse posted 16/11/17.

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Ignatius Rake is a journalist, geographer, artist, lyricist and life-long fortean who blew the lid on the 2017 Eden UFO hoax. His hobbies include sitting, eating and drinking. He has so far visited more than 70 countries on six continents. You can view some of his Dada-inspired art here.

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