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Symphonie diaganale (1924)
"Symphonie diagonale" (original title)

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A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The ... See full summary »

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A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The figure vanishes and the process begins again with a new pattern, each cycle lasting one or two seconds. The complete figures are drawn in a vaguely Art Deco style and could be said to resemble any number of things, an ear, a harp, panpipes, a grand piano with trombones, and so on, only highly stylized. The tone is playful and hypnotic. Written by David Carless

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DIAGONAL SYMPHONY {Short} (Viking Eggeling, 1924) **
16 January 2014 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This is yet another film devoted to endless repetition of evolving shapes (like the recently-viewed OPUS 1 {1921} by Walther Ruttmann, RHYTMUS 21 {1921} by Hans Richter and ANEMIC CINEMA {1926} by Man Ray); bafflingly, it has found a place (albeit a deservedly lowly one) on a poll I have been checking out ranking the all-time top 3000 movies! There is little to say about such 'trivial' efforts, except that one is thankful for their brevity – while assuming that they were conceived in order to push the boundaries of film when the medium was still essentially in its infancy. As was the case with a few of the titles included on Kino's 2-Disc "Avant-Garde" collection, this is available online in several prints boasting a variety of lengths – often supported by newly-composed (and wildly inappropriate) electronic scores; needless to say, I opted to watch a copy of it that featured traditional accompaniment…


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