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 tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The ... See full summary »
Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two ... See full summary »
Black and white rectangular images fade in and out of the screen. Their movement make them sometimes look like they're panning from side to side. Their movement also make the black and ... 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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