The Artwork in Its Age of Mechanical Reproducibility (film #15 in the Film & Video section of Illegal Art). [Category: Outtakes & Obscurities]

A large variety of FBI warnings flash by to the strains of "Mack the Knife." The concept of whether or not this video maker will be prosecuted for copying all those FBI warnings gets aburd with only a moment's thought. And adding "Mack the Knife" gives the project a nice Kovacsian feel. And the FBI warnings themselves count as ephemera flotsam and jetsam.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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