The film was made by colorful printing of footage combined with drawing directly on film. The bouncy music drives home the message heard at the end of the film, promoting the GPO (General ... 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 tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The ... See full summary »
Yet another art film with similar animation and style
FREE RADICALS has very glowing reviews and I have to dissent. Having seen many, many animated shorts and experimental films, when I saw this film I thought "oh no--not ANOTHER film like this!". That's because I've seen lots of films with simply drawn images (often scratched into the film) dancing to the music. With films such as FREE RADICALS, A COLOUR BOX and HARPYA (among others) in this style, you certainly CAN'T call this film original or ground-breaking. It's just one of several and after seeing one or two, I can't stand the thought of watching more.
Overall, it's interesting if you haven't seen anything like it, but otherwise I can't see the point. Plus, if you show it to kids, they're likely to balk at seeing the film--even though it is only five minutes in length.
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