A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »
Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in ... See full summary »
Kiki of Montparnasse,
André de la Rivière,
A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as ... 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 »
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 »
Kiki of Montparnasse,
Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide ... See full summary »
Le Comte de Beaumont
A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.
This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »
The movie started production when Tristan Tzara presented Man Ray with the program of a Dadaist festival he was planning. Man Ray saw there was a certain "exhibition of a Dadaist movie by Man Ray" printed on it, and suddenly realized he had to do something about it. He decided to make it by placing objects over pieces of film inside a darkroom and then turning the lights on to print their shadows on the film. There is no audio track. See more »
Quick and to the point (not that there is much of a (clear) point), Man Ray's works are some of the most unique in artistic history, and his film, in particular, are quite fascinating. While Ray is better known for still photography, he takes full advantage of the grand invention of cinema by infiltrating his films with constant movement. Shapes are deformed and inanimate objects become animate...it's all very avant garde and will probably please those who enjoy the experimental, surreal, and unique.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this