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With YouTube, internet and blogs everywhere nowadays, the idea of a movie like this is ridiculous because there's plenty of similar posted on the net. But au contraire. This was made way back in a time those hipsters videos didn't exist, gifs weren't made about it and posted later on which makes viewing "Cat Listening to Music" more interesting now. Instead it was more like a home made movie created with the purpose of amusing a family or even a small crowd in theaters.
Chris Marker, mostly known for "La Jetée" and "Sans Soleil" films Guillaume-en-Egypte, a dappled cat calmly sleeping over a piano and reacting each time he hears the different sounds coming from another piano coming from a radio playing a melancholic tune. Sometimes he places his paws on the keyboard but he's more interested in hearing the music next to him. Sleepy most of the time but always attentive and aware of what's happening in the room.
Like I said there's thousands like this (and better, there's cats playing songs now) but I'd like to think Mr. Marker predicted a future trend. It's like one of those Warhol experiments where you absorb a common image which reflects much more than just a simple act. And let's face it, there's nothing more cool than watching a cat doing stuff and being adorable as they usually are. 10/10
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