Notes From the Underground

1996, 17:57 min, color, sound
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Notes from the Underground presents unyielding voyeurism on the London Underground. In Deadman Walking, a middle-aged commuter pulls a variety of bored expressions. As the sequence starts, the train is leaving Temple Station, center for the city's law practices and named for the Order of the Knights Templars, the suppressed Medieval Order from which the Freemasons claim decent. Asher's camera focuses on the Gold signet ring the commuter wears, a symbol of a Freemason. Monument features another commuter on another train, this time en route to one of the Underground stations serving London's financial area.