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On an isolated stretch of the California coast, a young musician comes to compose. The sea inspires his music... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dudley Murphy 
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Dudley Murphy 


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7 min
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Lovely cinematography--especially for 1921., 27 April 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This unusual short film prominently features the California Cypress--some very unusual and very photogenic trees. The story is that there is a dryad (sort of like a tree-bound faerie or spirit) and it dances to wonderful music. As a man plays, the creature appears and dances about for some time--until the musician sees her and gives pursuit. This isn't much plot-wise, but I must say that the director did a great job in making a nice piece of performance art. I am not really talking about the silly dance, but the way the shots are framed and the lighting--almost like an Ansel Adams picture come to life. To accentuate this more, various tinted scenes were used and the overall effect is very nice--but probably not something the average viewer would watch.

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