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Another coloured-disc animation in which the techniques that Latham developed in "Talk Mr Bard" are engaged to increasingly stroboscopic effect, anticipating the psychedelics of the high sixties.
As well as early screenings at "Better books" of Charing Cross Road, London, "Speak" was a staple on the emerging underground scene and was projected during early Pink Floyd gigis at the All Saints Hall, the Roundhouse and the UFO Club during the mid-60s. Pink Floyd, Joe Harriott, and Ernest Berk are all reported to have recorded (lost) soundtracks for the film, which were rejected in favour of Latham´s own recording of a circular saw slicing through piles of books. For full effect, the sound should be pitched at a nauseating roar.
Is his second attack on the cinema. Not since Len Lye's films in the thirties has England produced such a brilliant example of animated abstraction. "speak" burns its way directly into the brain. It is one of the few films about which it can truly be said, "it will live in your mind". - Ray Durgnat.