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Moods of the Sea (1942)

Unrated | | Short, Musical | October 1942 (USA)
A recently unearthed experimental documentary of the crashing sea set to Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave." An example of the filmmakers' "new cinema" theory which held that film should be more... See full summary »
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A recently unearthed experimental documentary of the crashing sea set to Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave." An example of the filmmakers' "new cinema" theory which held that film should be more like music than literature. This film is based solely on its arrangement of images. Written by Randall Good

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October 1942 (USA) See more »

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Fingal's Cave See more »

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The Hebrides Overture, Op.26
(as "Fingal's Cave")
by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn)
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A pretty little art film...
6 September 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an odd addition to the "Shorts: Ecstasy" DVD, as most of the films were made from 1999-2001, though two are significantly older. "Moods of the Sea" is clearly meant as an art film and makes no pretense about being a commercial film. Because of this, if you are asking for a traditional narrative, look elsewhere.

The entire film consists of black & white footage of the ocean and clouds--all set to lovely music. There really isn't much more to it than this--lovely images as well nice music. Unfortunately, IMDb requires a certain minimum number of lines for a review so I am actually adding this statement in order to meet the minimum length! After all, the film is 10 minutes of nice footage and music and nothing more.


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