Swinging the lambeth walk (1939)Other(s) author(s) : Lye, Len, [zuzendari]Uniform titles : Swinging the lambeth walk.(4 minutu) : soinua, kolorezIrudia (mugimenduan ; bidimentsiokoa): bideoaSwinging the Lambeth Walk (Filmaffinity) | Swinging the Lambeth Walk (IMDb) | Abstract | Full film In : Len Lye - [Paris] : Re-voir, copyright 2009 List(s) this item appears in: Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola
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"The Lambeth Walk" was a popular dance of the period with a characteristic hand gesture and a cry of “Oi!”. Lye had some friends at the British Tourist and Industrial Development Association, and they were shocked to learn that he had no work and was living in poverty, so they arranged for their organization to sponsor this film. The project angered government bureaucrats who could not understand why a film about a popular form of dance was receiving public funding. Lye edited together a number of different jazz versions of the music (including Django Reinhardt on guitar and Stephane Grapelli on violin), and combined them with a variety of hand-painted and scratched images. Lye was particularly pleased with some of the guitar solos (accompanied by a vibrating horizontal line) and double-bass solos (accompanied by a foot-stomping vertical line).