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Night on Bald Mountain (Une nuit sur le mont chauve) (1933)

Night on Bald Mountain
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Mussorgsky's composition is the soundtrack for this pin-screen animated take on night and wild things. A scarecrow blows down, clouds move by quickly. Beings take shape; a town appears, animals flee, and a horse gallops by. A child looks on. Monsters run and float by: the phantasmagoric is everywhere. A woman's figure tumbles through space. A clash ensues. The horse falls. Goblins take control. The night and its denizens are relentless. Forms appear and become grotesque. Will dawn and calm ever come?
Tags: France (3), Animation (2), 1930s (2), 1933 (1), Short Film (1), Short (1), Pinscreen Animation (1), Negative Footage (1), Witch (1), B&w (1), 8 Min. (1)
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mavarco86 rated this 6/10 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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"When Disney finally realised his ambitious classic music film ‘Fantasia’, one of the highlights was the climactic section based on ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ and it remains one of the film’s best loved sequences. Fewer people know, however, that it was preceded by another animated take on this composition by Russian animator Alexandre Alexieffe and his wife Claire Parker, which is even more remarkable. Alexieffe and Parker invented the technique of pinscreen animation, in which tiny mova"


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"DIR: Alexandre Alexeieff, Claire Parker SUMMARY: An animated adaptation of Modest Mussorgsky's composition 'Night on Bald Mountain', which documents a haunted, tempestuous night of phantasmagoric imagery. WHY IT'S HERE: When Disney finally realised his ambitious classic music film 'Fantasia', one of the highlights was the climactic section based on 'Night on Bald Mountain' and it remains one of the film's best loved sequences. Fewer people know, however, that it was preceded by another anima"



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