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One of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film has a running time of 7 minutes, an added music score, and is preserved by the George Eastman House. See more »
An oddity from 1926 lasting 6:33 with no information bar the title. It was a two-strip Kodachrome test as opposed to the more prevalent Technicolor, although at this distance examples of either appear much the same. If all you'd like is an idea of early Kodachrome (only recently discontinued) you can switch off after 30 seconds, if you're a fan of dance I doubt this will tell you much either.
A peculiar-hued Lord Krishna plays his hypnotic flute for (I assume) Radha and her red and green servants to swoon to; going by the modern soundtrack apparently he also had sitar and tabla accompaniment. On the other hand it could be Meera, one of Radha's incarnations displaying her legendary all-consuming love for Krishna, therefore the sitar might represent her. Wish I knew! The love of Radha Krishna is of massive mythic proportions in India - but you'd never guess it from this. The only thing I like about it is the music, of which I have no information at all but which I've played a fair number of times over the years with pleasure and without blushing.
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