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Emak-Bakia (1927)

 -  Short  -  6 March 1927 (USA)
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A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »

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A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car drives along country roads. Farm animals. She descends from the car, again and again. Images: dancing legs, seashore, swimming fish, geometric shapes, cut glass. A man removes his starched collar. It rotates. A girl has garishly painted eyes. No, she's only fooling. Those were her eyelids. Written by David Carless

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When the movie - a very short soundless abstract piece - was first exhibited, a man in the audience stood up and complained it was giving him a headache. Another man told him to shut up, and they both started to fight. They left the theater fighting and the police was called in to stop the fight. See more »

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lovely
12 April 2003 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful silent short film about obsession, voyeurism and love, stylistically somewhere between DADA, surrealism and of course Man Ray's own genius style. It definitely shows how much the surrealist avantgarde has influenced contemporary (art)cinema!


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