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Notes on the Popular Arts

USA, 1977 (MIFF 1978)

Director: Saul Bass

Using live action, animation and special effects, the film demonstrates how the popular arts in America serve as vehicles for 'self-projection, experience-expansion, and fantasy fulfilment'.

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