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).”