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Film Exercise No. 4

USA, 1944 (MIFF 1962, Experimental)

Director: John Whitney, James Whitney

The five film exercises produced by the Whitney brothers are among the most famous abstract films produced by American film artists. This is the longest and most complex. It is divided into four sections, the last of which is a reiteration and extension of the first two.

See also...

Blink and Waves

Denmark, 1961
An abstract symphony of light, music, and movement. ... More »

Images en Negatif

France, 1956
An experimental abstract film which includes several strange and striking images, seen entirely in negative. ... More »

Dance Squared

Canada, 1961
In this film music, dance, shape and colour are combined to excite and enlarge the student's interest in mathematics. ... More »


USA, 1957
An experiment in colour, design and space, the film combines visuals and electronic music to produce optical illusions and a distortion of time perception. ... More »

C (Calicloth)

India, 1959
An abstract film produced in India. It uses the textile designs of the calico mills as elements in its total graphic structure. ... More »

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