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 »
Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »
This is an abstract film in which every motion is in strict synchronization with music, so the description must be read in terms of the overall impression it gives. Within a deep blue ... See full summary »
Trade Tattoo is one of Len Lye's most entertaining experimental shorts. Placed against documentary footage and silhouettes of various trains and workers quickly mailing various packages, it's a kaleidescope of images with various typed-words printed on screen like: "The rhythm of trade is maintained by the mails" over and over again. With music by the Lecuona Band, you can't help but be overwhelmed by all the collage of images that Lye bombards you with. Having been intrigued by Cartoon Brew's item of Lye's The Peanut Vendor on YouTube, I had to see the rest of his work just to find how innovative he really was. I'm very glad I did and I highly recommend to anyone who loves the experimental to seek all of Lye's work out!
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