Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Write-up on director Larry Yust by Geoff Alexander
Larry Yust's most significant contribution to educational film was through a finely crafted, intriguing, and intellectually stimulating series of dramatic films made for Encyclopaedia Britannica from roughly 1965-1975. Yust's Short Story Showcase films are, we feel, one of the three great serial dramatic bodies of work of the 1965-1985 era of educational film, the others being the Robert Geller-produced American Short Story distributed by Perspective Films, and the fine continual series of dramatic films done by John Barnes from approximately 1959 through 1975. In addition to his film work, Yust is an accomplished photographer, as evidenced by his book Salvation Mountain: the Art of Leonard Knight.
Today, Yust continues to be engaged in new photography projects. His latest work involves photographic elevations, which "[are] made by moving in a line parallel to the face of the subject - walking on the opposite sidewalk of a Los Angeles street, or crouching at the rail of a Vaporetto traveling down...