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Maya Deren (writer)
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A solitary flower on a long driveway, a key falling, a door unlocked, a knife in a loaf of bread, a... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Maya Deren 
Alexander Hammid  (as Alexander Hamid)
 
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Original Music by
Teiji Ito (1952)
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Hammid (uncredited)
 
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Maya Deren 
 

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Libary of Congress, in 1990.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When The Woman tries to open the supposedly locked door for the first time, it gives way a little (too much).See more »
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Referenced in Creation of Desire (2005)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Queen of the Avant Garde, 6 February 2006
Author: bhpm from United States

There really wasn't a true "Avant Garde" film until Maya Deren forged a new path and formed what we now know today as the art film. Sure we had art films from the likes of Luis Bunuel and Dali, but nothing quite like Meshes of an Afternoon. Deren and Brakhage are the two quinesstianl artists that have molded the many avant garde films of today. Deren focuses on the exact details of objects, learning them and then filming them, as if painting a glorious canvas with each movement an exact yet at the same time spontanious venture. Often explaining avant garde films to people can become a very tiresome process...So, I always direct them to Meshes of an Afternoon, and let the artist explain away.

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