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Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921)

Lichtspiel Opus 1.
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Lichtspiel Opus I (1921) - Walther Ruttmann

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Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen, one at a time. They are followed by many other shapes, some irregular, some pointed, others rounded. The abstract shapes move into or across the screen in harmony with the musical score.
Release date: 1 April 1921
Tags: Animation (2), Short (2), Silent (1), Color (1), Germany (1), Experimental Film (1), Abstract Film (1), 12 Min. (1)
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"03/29/17 Directed by: Walter Ruttmann I thought it was rad, though it goes on a little too long. "


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"DIR: Walter Ruttmann SUMMARY: Abstract shapes undulate to the sound of Max Butting's 'Opus I'. WHY IT'S HERE: With 'Opus I' Walter Ruttmann pioneered the abstract animated short. A painter who became frustrated with what he saw as the inherently static nature of the medium, Ruttmann seized upon animation as a chance to further his art. 'Opus I' works beautifully, Ruttmann's shapes painted with oil on glass plates, which Ruttmann shot a frame of after each brush stroke. This melding of the av"



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