The Georgetown Loop

The Georgetown Loop

Ken Jacobs • United States • 1996

Per Jacobs, "The first landscape film deserving of an X-rating."

Jacobs manipulates The Georgetown Loop (Colorado), archival footage shot in 1903 of a train that passes by the town of Georgetown, Colorado, near the Rocky Mountains. The mountain vista is mirrored back upon itself, resulting in a kaleidoscopic effect. In Jacobs’s words—"I've called it the first landscape film deserving of an X-rating, and that it is, yet its secret subtitle is — I must whisper — (Celestial Railway).”

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The Georgetown Loop
  • The Georgetown Loop

    Ken Jacobs • United States • 1996 • Per Jacobs, "The first landscape film deserving of an X-rating."

    Jacobs manipulates The Georgetown Loop (Colorado), archival footage shot in 1903 of a train that passes by the town of Georgetown, Colorado, near the Rocky Mountains. The mountain vista is mirro...