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BALLET MÉCANIQUE (1924)

Silent 19m 1924

Part of The silent film series with GroundUp Music, five silent film classics reimagined by five different artists from the label. They are world Premiering on FF @ Home and include the 1924 Soviet silent classic AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS with a new score by Snarky Puppy’s Chris Bullock, House of Waters with the three shorts MENILMONTANT (1926), LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (1902), and BALLET MECANIQUE (1923); PRD Mais with WAXWORKS (1924); Sirintip with THE LOST WORLD (1925); and Bob Lanzetti with NOSFERATU (1922).

A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman’s face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, kitchen objects in concentric circles or rows - pots, pan lids, and funnels, cars passing overhead, a spinning carnival ride. Over and over, a heavy-set woman climbs stairs carrying a large bag on her shoulder. An Art Deco cartoon figure appears, dancing. This is a world in motion, dominated by mechanical and repetitive images, with a few moments of solitude in a garden. (IMDb)

Languages

No Linguistic Content, Not Applicable

Country

France

Bonus Content

Film Intro

4m

A message from House of Waters

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