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Meditation on Violence (1949)

Not Rated | | Short | 21 April 1949 (USA)
The setting with the low walls and river views is located in a private area of The Cloisters museum.

Director:

Maya Deren

Star:

Chao Li Chi
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A young Oriental man with a headscarf and bare torso shadowboxes indoors in front of a series of unadorned walls, light, dark, both shades. He is then shown exercising outside with a sword in an area surrounded by a low stone wall and overlooking a river, before there is a return to the first sequence. Written by David Steele

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Capturing Dancer's Intense Momentum
16 November 2003 | by jazzestSee all my reviews

In Meditation on Violence, Maya Deren captures and recreates a Haitian dancer's intense momentum, editing close-ups and medium shots together well. The three-part structure, where the dancer wears a costume in the 2nd part while he is topless in the 1st and 3rd, adds visual and psychological dynamics.


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21 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meditáció az erőszakról See more »

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1.37 : 1
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