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Critic's Notebook: A 'Clock' worth watching

July 8, 2011 | 11:50 am

Clocks Though it's been ticking away in its little room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art since mid-May, not everyone has discovered "The Clock."

Unlike London and New York, where crowds lined up as late as 2 a.m. in the winter cold to catch a glimpse of this wonder, "The Clock" hasn't intoxicated this movie-centric city the way it should, according to Times movie critic Kenneth Turan.

But if you're a person who cares about film, you shouldn't even think of missing it, Turan writes in a Critic's Notebook. He continues:

Even though Christian Marclay's art installation piece won the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale, it may be best viewed not through the lens of high art but as an exhilarating and intoxicating moviegoing experience, an unintentional love note to movies, how they work and what they do, that immediately goes to your head and makes you giddy.

Click here to read Turan's love letter to "The Clock."


LACMA offers second chance to see Christian Marclay's 'The Clock' in its entirety

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Christian Marclay's 'The Clock' starts ticking at LACMA today

"The Clock" images by Todd-White Art Photography