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Begone Dull Care (1949)

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Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio.

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An experimental film, consisting of abstract shapes and colors shifting to the rhythm and variations in the music. This short was made by painting directly onto a film strip. Written by kemie

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Synesthesia
6 March 2008 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

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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