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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 Post Office): "The Post Office Savings Bank puts a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for you. No deposit too small for the Post Office Savings Bank." Written by Bob Kosovsky <bkosovsky@nypl.org>

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9 March 2002 (Japan)  »

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O horos tou ouraniou toxou  »

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(Visatone Marconi)

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1.37 : 1
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Tony's Wife
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Music by Burton Lane
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Joyful
13 March 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

The 80-year-old "Rainbow Dance" is a 4-minute animated short film by filmmaker Len Lye from New Zealand. It is an earlier career effort from him and he was in his mid-30s when he made this little movie. It is very color, with radiant animation and a soundtrack that may get you in the mood to dance. I personally only did not manage to really enjoy it because it is an experimental movie and there was no real story in here. It is all about the atmosphere, a positive one in here, very positive. Several sports are referenced to by the characters we see. All in all, not a bad watch by any means, but also nothing really memorable. I hope Lye's other works leave a bigger impression on me. Not recommended.


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