The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Angles of Incidence
Angles of Incidence

Angles of Incidence 1973

Close

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

Angles of Incidence 1973

12 mins United Kingdom Director. William Raban

The film image is the view through a window, the window-frame providing a constant spatial reference point, as the view beyond is modified by a series of major and minor variations in camera viewpoint. The film is presented un-edited just as it was filmed in the camera. The patterns of camera movement are not the product of a pre-given shooting script, but rather they evolved actually at the time of filming. This film was the starting point for William Raban of an investigation into ways of presenting cubist space in terms of the flat surface of the film screen.

Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.

Directed by

William Raban

Genres

Experimenta Documentary Animation & Artists Moving Image

Tags

Windows Cubism

Collection

London Film-Makers' Co-op

Released

1973

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Read lessRead more

Explore further

View Breath
Breath
Watch for free 15 mins

Breath 1974

Three people with cameras converge on a remote location near Hay Toor in Dartmoor.

15 mins United Kingdom Director. William Raban

View Colours of This Time
Colours of This Time
Watch for free 3 mins

Colours of This Time 1972

A time-lapse study of a London park during the course of a summer day

3 mins United Kingdom Director. William Raban

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later