1958, 16mm, b&w/sound, 12min.

Music by Ottorino Respighi "Pines of Rome" (Pini di Roma)

"... a montage of found materials from fact (newsreels) and fiction (old movies). Cliches and horrors make a rapid collage in which destruction and sex follow each other in images of pursuit and falling until finally a diver disappears through a hole in the bottom of the sea - the ultimate exit. The entire thing is prefaced by a girl from a shady movie lazily undressing. By the time A MOVIE is over she has retrospectively become a Circe or Prime Mover." - Brian O'Doherty, The New York Times"Using only found footage, Conner has created one of the most extraordinary films ever made. One begins by laughing at the juxtaposition of cowboys and Indians, elephants and tanks, but soon the metaphor of association becomes serious, as we realize we are witnessing the apocalypse."

– Freude


Award: Creative Film Award (1960), selected by a jury and co-sponsored by the Creative Film Foundation