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This early Clair film was to be the entr'acte between the two parts of Rolf de Mare's Swedish ballet "Relache". Picabia intended it to be a procession of dreamlike cerebral images, divorced from the pretensions and hypocrisies of conventional life, entirely de¬voted to the pleasure of ... Read more
Although his work is not widely known. James Benning occupies an important position in the American avant-garde Grand Opera is a very personal film for him. charting as it does a bridge from his own earlier structural films to a re-emergence of a narrative form. It is also a film which is rich in ... Read more
Nicky Hamlyn's Guesswork explores the meaning and space as implied through juxtaposition and editing Saturated colors and snatches of images are punctuated by darkness. whilst silence is punctuated by mysterious sounds. ... Read more
An experimental film of animated cutout figures,The Idea was one of the first films to use animation for serious purposes - to depict the creation and birth of an artistic idea. The. emotional effect is due to a, great extent to the dramatic strength and plastic quality of Masereel's original ... Read more
Man's interference with nature — nature's reaction. ... Read more
The makers of Potemkin, October, and The General Line were given a year's leave in 1929 but virtually no money, so that Eisenstein lectured for the London Film Society while Alexandrov and Tisse made this film. The moods of the central character, a girl pianist, are conveyed entirely by images ... Read more
In Journeys from Berlin/1971, there are five characters a man, a woman and an adolescent girl who "appears" on the sound track, a female psychoanalytic patient in her early fifties, and a therapist, or analyst, played alternately by a man, a woman, and a nine-year-old boy The speech of the analytic ... Read more
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