French Avant Garde Shorts Movie Review 1991

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A compilation of seven experimental film shorts created in France. Most are from the 1920s. Includes "Anaemic Cinema" (1926) by Marcel Duchamp, considered the only true Dadaist film; "Ballet Mechanique" (1924) by Fernand Leger; "Menilmontant" (1926) by Dimitri Kirsanov; "Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra," (1928) a bitter look at the life of a wanna-be star by Robert Florey; "Seashell and the Clergyman" (1928) by Germaine Dulac; "Pacific 231" (1944) by Jean Mitry and "La Jetee" (1962) by Chris Marker. Musical tracks on the silent films.


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Cast and Crew

Marcel Duchamp, Robert Florey, Germaine Dulac, Jean Mitry, Chris Marker, Fernand Leger

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