The film is a documentary portraying a struggle as man tries to subdue nature. To prevent flooding and for purposes of land reclamation, the people of the Netherlands struggle and succeed ... See full summary »
Nederland (The Netherlands) is a short film depicting the landscape, mostly shot from the air, and the Dutch themselves. The aerial shots are cleverly combined with shots taken at the ... See full summary »
A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.
Visual structure composed of variations on the arabesque: arcs of light, water spouts, spider webs, burgeoning trees, flowers and foliage, a woman's smile, arms stretching, an arm giving rhythm to a rocking chair.
There are no people and little animals, primordial nature is in constant change. The images of cloudy skies, surf, a turbulent stream, wind, falling leaves and similar motifs alternate, sometimes violently, sometimes slow, sometimes fast.