"The work consists entirely of an appropriation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 Psycho slowed down to approximately two frames a second, rather than the usual 24. As a result it lasts for exactly 24 hours, rather than the original 109 minutes.
The film was an important work in Gordon’s early career, and is said to introduce themes common to his work, such as recognition and repetition, time and memory, complicity and duplicity, authorship and authenticity, darkness and light.”
"In 1955, LIFE Magazine photographer Dennis Stock hit the road with James Dean, culminating in the iconic shot of the actor brooding in Times Square. That real-life road trip is the subject of Anton Corbijn’s drama Life, now filming in Ontario, starring Robert Pattinson as Stock and Dane DeHaan as the troubled star.” — Entertainment Weekly
In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged eye miniatures, love tokens that captured the gaze of the recipients significant other. They were worn on the lapel as to be close to the heart.
Less than 1,000 are thought to exist, often both the owner of the piece and the subject within it are never identified.