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Paradigm PG rating

This short explores one of BS Johnson's recurring obsessions - that the older you get, the less you have to say and the more difficulty you have in saying it.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 9 mins

Overview

This arresting experimental film explores one of writer and film-maker BS Johnsons recurring obsessions - that the older you get, the less you have to say and the more difficulty you have in saying it. William Hoyland stars as a nameless protagonist who speaks to the camera in a fabricated language and, though the course of the film, transforms from young and verbose, to old and inarticulate.

This title is also available on the DVD/Blu-ray 'You're Human Like the Rest of Them: The films of BS Johnson' in the BFI Flipside collection.