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A Colour Box (1935)

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Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film.

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Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film.

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A Colour Box is highly worthy experimental animation short
13 December 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on YouTube and was blown away by the various paints of colors directly on film and the post office prints at the very end. Reminded me a lot of Chuck Jones' The Dot and the Line where we see lots of shapes and sizes of various colors of lines, circles, and what have you. Great period music to set the mood to whatever abstraction is matched for the rhythm of the picture. This, The Peanut Vendor, and Free Radicals are the first time I've seen anything by Len Lye. Great experimental work from such an independent artist. Makes me wish I can find a DVD or VHS that might possibly have some of his works preserved. I guess I'll keep on searching YouTube...


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