Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tower (2016)

Director: Keith Maitland. 80 min. Documentary.

Before Columbine, before Virginia Tech, before Newtown ... there was the University of Texas clock tower, where in 1966, a sniper randomly opened fire, killing 14 and injuring 32 more during a 96-minute rampage. The documentary is fascinating for two reasons: 1. There isn't much footage available from the event itself, so the filmmakers "created" footage by rotoscope animation of actors, projecting the same feeling; 2. The film gives near-zero info on the killer, because as opposed to today's filth-promoting media, it glorifies the "life" of the rescuers that day, not the death and tragedy unleashed by a coward/lunatic.

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