Komposition in Blau (1935)
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As for the film itself, it's a very, very simple idea though the execution was have taken ages to complete. Various geometric shapes (mostly rectangles and circles) appear and move throughout the film and seem to dance to the classical music that is being played. It is rather hypnotic and considering that it had to be filmed frame by frame, it is quite an accomplishment. The trouble, though, with such a film is that while adults will appreciate the effort and enjoy it, kids will probably be bored and wonder where all the cute anthropomorphic animals are!! Because of this, don't be surprised if you show it to kids and they are less than thrilled--they'll just have to wait to see it when they are a bit older.
It helps of course that the animation is very pleasing to watch. Nearly 80 years after it was made, the colors still make an impact and it is important to force yourself to remember that this was made at the very dawn of color film and it does indeed feel like the film is bursting forth with everything pent up during the black and white era. The animation is effect aside from maybe one or two rough edits in there, but otherwise it is smooth, totally matches the music and is incredibly pleasing to sit back and watch.