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La voix du rossignol (1925)

A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night. A young girl who has caught a nightingale dreams about the nightingale and its mate, and ... See full summary »

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A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night. A young girl who has caught a nightingale dreams about the nightingale and its mate, and comes to realize that birds are not made to be captive but free. In return for its freedom, the nightingale loans the child its voice for use in the daytime, which is why nightingales only sing at night. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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France

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15 March 1925 (USA) See more »

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A fülemüle hangja See more »

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1.33 : 1
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a little bird told me
5 January 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Having fled revolutionary Russia, Władysław Starewicz moved to France, where he continued making cartoons. Most of them are surreal, but "La voix du rossignol" ("The Voice of the Nightingale" in English) is almost mystifying. It depicts a girl who catches a nightingale, but has a dream reminding her that birds are not toys.

The short is tinted to make it look as if it's in color. The tint might look silly to any person who's used to movies getting filmed in color, but you have to realize that cinema was still a relatively new thing at this time, and they were still trying to figure out how to do things.

Anyway, it's an OK short.

The bird's life as a troubadour. A troubadour who got killed before he reached Bombay, is it? (props to the Rolling Stones)


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