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Zweigroschenzauber (1929)

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"A Commercial in Picture Rhymes"
25 November 2006 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Twopence Magic is one of the most interesting German avant-garde shorts. Hans Richter shot this movie in the break of the twenties and thirties in the crucial time of film abstraction. The subtitle of movie sounds "a commercial in picture rhymes" and spectator can use this line as the key for the interpretation of movie. It works with the different concepts of advertisement and poem. In the quasi-record of a magician's show {or solicitor's dreaming} there is an associated zone of dramatic and flustering pictures what is near to surrealist imagination (association is meant as the visual rhyme). There are fragments of documentary notations of many human actions linked by the visual or semiotic similarity. Movie works with the expectation of lyrical or intellectual achievement and ironical frustration: forms of art could be used for a propagation of a magazine.


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