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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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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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Not bad if you are into artsy films.
3 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

This was included on the DVD for "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City". It's also by Walter Ruttman and is an early and much shorter film. It consists of animates shapes going back and forth across the screen--all set to music that was added for the DVD (since the film is a silent). It's all a bit hypnotic but the sort of film only a small select group could love. Believe me, the average person out there would only scratch their head at this one! You know it's a pretty dull film when you get excited late in the film when one of the moving blobs is red! Because it's so experimental and non-commercial in style, I'll elect not to score this one. It's one you just need to see for yourself...or not.


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