A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as ... See full summary »
An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance ... See full summary »
A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »
Kiki of Montparnasse,
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
The film was made by colorful printing of footage combined with drawing directly on film. The bouncy music drives home the message heard at the end of the film, promoting the GPO (General ... See full summary »
This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »
A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form. Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" is the music. The shapes, all ... See full summary »
Artistically, lovely; commercially of only limited appeal
This is an art film and a nice little experiment. However, since it is only an art film and makes no attempt to be mainstream or tap into what audiences usually like, I doubt if the average person will care much about A COLOUR BOX, no matter how difficult it must have been to make.
The film consists of lots of colors splashed directly onto celluloid and they are done in a pop art style--almost like something Peter Max or Leroy Nieman would make. The colors dance and move about to the sound of Cuban band music. It's all rather hypnotic and weird.
By the way, three years after being made, the film was bought and a message about parcel post was added rather crudely. I am not sure if a version without this message is available--the one I saw had it and I would think it would be more interesting without the more poorly animated ad.
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