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  Rhythm (1957)

Other(s) author(s) : Lye, Len, [zuzendari]Uniform titles : Rhythm.(1 minutu) : soinua, zuri-beltzezIrudia (mugimenduan ; bidimentsiokoa): bideoaRhythm (IMDb) | Abstract | Film osoa (hizketarik gabe) In : Len Lye - [Paris] : Re-voir, copyright 2009
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The Len Lye Foundation web:
Intended as a promotional film for the Chrysler motor corporation, Lye used rapid editing to speed up the assembly of a car, and synchronized it to African drum music. "Rhythm" won first prize at a New York advertising festival but was then disqualified because Chrysler hated the film and refused to screen it on television. (The sponsor disliked the choice of African music and was suspicious of the fact that one of the workmen was shown winking at the camera.) The film was ahead of its time as a brilliant example of fast editing. Film critic P. Adams Sitney wrote: “Although his reputation has been sustained by the invention of direct painting on film, Lye deserves equal credit as one of the great masters of montage.” Film-maker Jonas Mekas said in a published discussion with Peter Kubelka: “Have you seen Len Lye’s 50-second automobile commercial? Nothing happens there…except that it’s filled with some kind of secret action of cinema.”

Hizketarik gabe.
Sin diálogos.

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