Hollis Frampton's 1971 short film, (nostalgia), is not only one of his best and most focused films, but a masterwork of the genre, exemplary in its rupture of conventional narrative and in the formal juxtaposition of word and image (much like in his masterpiece "Zorns Lemma"). The film revolves around twelve still images, each accompanied by voice-over commentary, though sound and image are continually out of sync. As part of an autobiographical account of his transformation from photographer to filmmaker, Frampton burns photographs on a hot-plate, each shot lasting as long as it takes the image to burn.
Frampton's "Lemon", with commentary by Frampton and Robert Gardner.
Click here for an excerpt from "Zorns Lemma".