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Trade Tattoo (1937)

Trade Tattoo
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Description: Commissioned by the Post Office to make a film Len Lye gave them something that must have blown them out of the water at the time. He made a film that expressed the pace and rhythm of the working environment of the General Post Office at the time. With the daily delivery, steam trains leaving stations for destinations up and down the country, the movement and frenetic pace With his use of hand toned scenes, etched film, jump cuts, colours etc he make a film that mesmerises us on the level of "Cheloveks kinoapparatom" and "Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt". A film that still seems fresh and vibrant ... (more)
Tags: Animation (2), Short (2), 5 Min. (1), Color (1), UK (1), Promotional Film (1), Mail (1), Drama (1)
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"DIR: Len Lye SUMMARY: The rhythms of an ordinary working day, as portrayed through the abstract imaginings of Len Lye. WHY IT'S HERE: Commissioned to make another film for the GPO, Len Lye set about making his most ambitious work yet. Inspired by Walter Ruttmann, whose 'Opus 1' was the first abstract film on our list, Lye created a masterwork in which his abstract dots and dashes swallow up filmed images of the British at work. Footage of mail-sorting, loading of cargo, etc. is interspersed "

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