Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1930s

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Mechanical Principles
35mm 1.33:1 black & white silent 20fps, 10:18 minutes; production assistance Jay Leyda; music by Colin McPhee composed and performed in 1931, now considered lost; new music adapted from Issac…
A Bronx Morning
35mm 1.33:1 black & white silent 20fps, 14:05 minutes; production assistance Leo Hurwitz; new music by Donald Sosin; preserved by British Film Institute National Archive.
Lot in Sodom
35mm 1:20:1 black & white sound, 25:53 minutes; direction by Melville Webber, Alec Wilder, Remsen Wood; script by J.S. Watson, Jr., Melville Webber adapted from Genesis 19:8, camera-printer effects by…
Poem 8
16mm 1.37:1 black & white silent 18fps, 19:40 minutes; new music by Rodney Sauer; with Elizabeth Binney Montgomery, Agnes Hitchock, Caresse Crosby; preserved by Film Preservation Associates from a reversal…
An Optical Poem
35mm 1.33:1 color sound, 7:02 minutes; production assistance John Cage; music_Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2_by Franz Liszt; courtesy Warner Bros.,Turner Entertainment Co. A milestone in object animation, Fischinger manipulated hundreds of…
Thimble Theatre
16mm 1.37:1 black & white with color tint silent 18fps, 6:07 minutes; completed by Lawrence Jordan; new music vintage circus organ; courtesy of Lawrence Jordan. Cornell's editing tactic is to…

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Zachary

Odd and interesting. The shot where the angel appears at 11:10 uses such a simple technique but is very visually arresting. Almost as if he is a being detached from time and space.

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