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The Way Things Go (1987)

Director: David Weiss, Peter Fischli
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Studio: First Run Features
Genre: Nature & Science
Running Time: 30 min.
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This video documents the construction of a precarious 100-foot structure made entirely of common household objects. German artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss use such items as tea kettles, tires, and old shoes to build the piece. Then with fire, water, gravity, and chemistry, they start a spectacular chain reaction of self-destruction. ~ Karla Baker, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Elegantly controlled chaos by LMcGuff December 9, 2003 - 1:01 PM PST
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
I've watched this video several times and I never cease to be amazed at the complexity and ingenuity of the construction. The chain reactions verge onto the hilarious at times, as well as stunning or even apparently gravity-defying. This was also the inspiration for the Honda commercial you might have seen in spring 2003. And it's short enough to watch at a party.

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