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Shades of Meaning


Shades Of Meaning 

16mm, color, sound, 10 min.

© 1986 Andy Moore

A poetic meditation on music and meaning in cinema.  Aurally iconic music fragments (from theater pipe organ recordings) have been cut up, looped, re-composed, and combined with eclectically chosen imagery shot mostly in the western United States.  The result is both a reflection of the artist’s sensibilities and a commentary on commercial media values.  At once a celebration of visual beauty and mystery, and a semiological investigation into how musical codes and imagery combine to create meaning, Shades Of Meaning has been called paradoxical, mystical and elegant, pregnant with multiple meanings and a powerful tool for reflection.


Honorable Mention, 1987 San Francisco International Film Festival

Film Prize, 1987 Onion City Film Festival, Chicago

1986/87 Touring package of Black Maria Film/Video Festival

Recent Screening:

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


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  1. Jeanne Feeney on 06/11/2021 at 3:13 AM

    So glad I happened across this gem!

    • Andy Moore on 06/16/2021 at 5:44 PM

      Me too, thanks!

  2. Jeanne Feeney on 06/11/2021 at 3:14 AM

    I’d love to see more of your work

  3. Andy Moore on 06/16/2021 at 5:45 PM

    Hi Jeanne, here is the link to my YouTube channel, where you can see most of my films and videos from 1968 to this morning: Thanks for your interest!

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