Hitch-Hiking
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Frank Vitale explores different ways of hitchhiking and illustrates the possibilities of the "Portapack" as a light and silent recording instrument, capturing events and people. Three of Vitale's adventures are related here: in Hitchhike 1 - Auto, the spectator accompanies the author on a Canada-USA-Canada road trip; in Hitchhike 2 - Train, the author meets a young vagrant who introduces him to the thrill of "jumping" from freight trains; and in Hitchhike 3 - New York State Police, Vitale speaks of his arrest and shows the point of view of an American police officer who describes this activity as the "worst means of transportation".

Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Frank Vitale
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono

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Keywords
Irony, Critic, Transport, Landscape, Trip