A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings, with the potatoes thrown in the trash) and discovers she needs more ... See full summary »
A miserly man eats the pits of some cherries he can't stand throwing out. A tree starts growing from the top of his head. He cuts it off; it grows back. After a while, he gives up and lets ... 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 »
A blond and a raven-haired beauty move with verve and style through a changing landscape. The fabric of their dresses flows and floats, adding to their allure. One loses a shoe. A young man picks it up and pursues them on his bicycle. The gals hide and lose him when he encounters bad weather. They stop to enjoy flowers and then swim in a stream. He finds their clothes; birds snatch them from him and take them to the women, who set off again. A railroad handcart takes them to a switching station; they lock themselves in the control room. He dangles the shoe, they let him in; converging trains take their attention from play. Will they ever get together? Written by
Considering I now have over 9000 film reviews to my credit, I will apparently watch just about anything--and this sort of strange movie is certainly an odd one to review and qualifies for the "just about thing" classification! It is included as an odd little extra with the 1934 French film "Mauvaise Graine" ("Bad Seed").
"La Joie de vivre" ("The Joy of Life") is a very hard film to describe and I can guarantee that it's not a film most will enjoy. Despite being a cartoon, this ain't Popeye but an art film with strong Art Deco/Bauhaus/Art Nouveau influences...seriously. It is a black & white cartoon with very simple animation by today's standards. It consists of two nymph-like women cavorting about among freaking enormous flowers and a 'dangerous' man chasing them. There is no real narrative and the film is dialog-free. It's interesting...at first and probably mostly of interest to artists and niche viewers.
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