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Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921)

Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen, one at a time. They are followed by many other shapes, some irregular, some ... See full summary »

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Walter Ruttmann (as Walther Ruttmann)
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Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen, one at a time. They are followed by many other shapes, some irregular, some pointed, others rounded. The abstract shapes move into or across the screen in harmony with the musical score. Written by Snow Leopard

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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

1 April 1921 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fényjáték See more »

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Ruttmann-Film See more »
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Silent

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Precursor to Fantasia
20 December 2003 | by mtlfilmstudioSee all my reviews

I would like to know more about this great short. Did Ruttmann write the mesmerizing score himself?

Opus one is a German Short which consists of a great score for strings over which abstract animation (in color) is played. Think Toccata in Fugue in D minor in the original Fantasia.

I found this work very interesting and I,d love to have this score on CD, it sounds like Shostakovitch meets Richard Strauss!


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