Almost Like a Dance

1984, 4:25 min, color, sound

In what Hall has termed the "world's shortest documentary," Almost Like a Dance captures the power of Olympic weightlifter Mario Martinez as he lifts 404.5 lbs. With subtle wit, Hall monumentalizes a small moment. Utilizing slow motion and varying camera angles, Hall simultaneously parodies the hyperbolic approach of the American sportscast and celebrates this action by recording its totality in precise detail.

Production/Editors: Doug Hall, Jules Backus. Associate Producer: Joel Glassman. Camera: Jules Backus. Sound: Starr Sutherland.

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