A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly ... See full summary »
A visual representation, in four parts, of one man's internalization of "The Divine Comedy." Hell is a series of multicolored brush strokes against a white background; the speed of the ... See full summary »
The technique used to create the images in the film is called camera-less animation. Images are painted directly on blank film stock or, in some instances, etched from the black emulsion of exposed film stock. See more »
I always found the rollicking jazz music of the likes of Oscar Peterson (or Dizzie Gilespie) something hard to understand even if enjoyable. Music is not something that can be represented in a clear way through the use of images, music can at best create a state of enjoyment. From the early days of animation (I am thinking at Fischinger for instance) the association of abstract images on a soundtrack was one of the favorite things to do among animators. McLaren and Lanbart did a great job with their paintings on celluloid, their hard work has only to be applauded. Seeing those blots and lines and dots dance on the music was an unique experience because this perfectly describes the images that come to my mind when I listen to jazz, it's always fun and meaningless, a bewildering child play.
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