Ballet mécanique

by Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy 0h19min France 1924
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Ballet mécanique
by Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy

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.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]

Casting

  • Katherine Murphy :

Credits

  • Director Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy
  • Scenario Fernand Léger
  • Photo director Man Ray, Dudley Murphy
  • Original music George Antheil, Michael Nyman
  • Production Compagny Synchro-Ciné
  • Distributor Bruce Posner

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Production1924
  • Release date for France
  • CategoryShort film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSilent
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