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 »
A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »
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.
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »
Gabriel de Gravone
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 »
A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.
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
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Rainbow Dance is another entertaining experimental Len Lye short
Ranbow Dance is another great abstraction animated short by Len Lye. This time there's a silhouette of Rupert Doone dancing in front of a rainbow in the beginning. Doone plays tennis later on in the short. All this is combined in a collage of images of color and various money bills, coins, and press clippings. At the end is an announcement:"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." The music is by Walter Leigh. Having seen most of these shorts on YouTube, I just can't get enough of these experimental shorts! I can't believe I stayed up all night just to see anything by Len Lye, who I haven't heard of until today when there was an item in the Cartoon Brew. Maybe, I'll look another Lye short up...
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