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The Idea (1932)

L'idée (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Animation
When a liberal idea emerges in a tyranny ruled society, power and wealth unite to bring it down.

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When a liberal idea emerges in a tyranny ruled society, power and wealth unite to bring it down.

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French Animation classic.
20 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Unique pioneer cut out animation combines the high art imagery with the ambiance of the thirties of Brecht & Weil, Simenon or Marcel Carné. Charitably, the notion of representing artistic aspiration as a naked woman under attack from academics, committees and the law was less simple minded then than it is now that thousands of lesser minds have retreaded it.

What remains impressive is the impact of the stark images backed with Arthur Honneger's score - using the then new Ondes Martinau, as the titles proudly tell us. Honegger's work in film deserves more attention that it's had.


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