- Release Date: Sep 22, 2006
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- Summary: An experimental film in the truest sense, The Decay of Fiction makes use of two traditional cinematic practices in juxtaposition. The film is first a journey through a historic hotel in Los Angeles, empty and awaiting demolition. Within these spaces will be set a series of dramatic encounters with characters who might all have been present in this building at the same time. (Anthology Film Archives)… Expand
- Director: Pat O'Neill
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80If there were more experimental films as entertaining as The Decay of Fiction, Pat O’Neill's luminous Hollywood ghost story, the notion of a thriving avant-garde cinema might not be so intimidating to the moviegoing public.
70The Decay of Fiction is less a narrative than a monument. In its abstract movie-ness, this 74-minute carnival of souls exudes a wistful longing to connect, not so much with Hollywood history as with the history of that history.