Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen, one at a time. They are followed by many other shapes, some irregular, some ... See full summary »
A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »
A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »
A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form. Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" is the music. The shapes, all ... See full summary »
This is an abstract film in which every motion is in strict synchronization with music, so the description must be read in terms of the overall impression it gives. Within a deep blue ... See full summary »
"Opus III" is the 3rd entry to Walter Ruttmann's Opus short film franchise and just like 2 and 4 it runs for roughly 3 minutes and features all kinds of shapes moving wildly from left to right, top to bottom and just all over the place. There is nothing really new compared to the other installments, but it is a decent little animation film. Also, at this runtime it does not really drag. Still, it is still very crude, but it is the early 1920s, so this should be no surprise. Nonetheless, it is far inferior to what was done in the United States at this point, especially in terms of animation. All in all, I guess it#s unlikely you will see this before you watch parts 1 and 2, so decide for yourself afterward. I personally did not feel this was a particularly enjoyable watch. Not recommended.
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