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The Very Eye of Night (1958)

Dancers, shown in photographic negative, perform a series of ballet moves, solos, pas de deux, larger groupings. The dancers glide and rotate untroubled by gravity against a slowly changing... See full summary »

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Maya Deren

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Maya Deren
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Cast overview:
Don Freisinger Don Freisinger ... Gemini
Richard Sandifer Richard Sandifer ... Gemini
Patricia Ferrier Patricia Ferrier ... Ariel
Bud Bready Bud Bready ... Oberon
Genaro Gomez Genaro Gomez ... Umbriel
Barbara Levin Barbara Levin ... Titania
Richard Englund Richard Englund ... Uranus
Rosemary Williams Rosemary Williams ... Urania
Phillip Salem Phillip Salem ... Noctambulo
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Dancers, shown in photographic negative, perform a series of ballet moves, solos, pas de deux, larger groupings. The dancers glide and rotate untroubled by gravity against a slowly changing starfield background. Their movements are accompanied by music scored for a small ensemble of woodwind and percussion. Written by David Steele

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English

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3 May 1958 (USA) See more »

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Истинный вид ночи See more »

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1.44 : 1
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excellent music by Teiji Ito
20 September 2003 | by wildstrawbeSee all my reviews

The Very Eye of Night is according to some critics Maya Deren's weakest work something that enraged Maya. I do understand why someone would not like this film as much as her first films but I still think it's quite good. The use of a balet that dances with a starry sky in the background (a very surreal picture) wouldn't interest me that much if it wasn't for Teiji Ito's music which is what really makes this film for me.


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