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Ballet Mécanique (Charlot présente le ballet mécanique) (1924)

Directed by


Starring
Kiki of Montparnasse Kiki of Montparnasse
Smiling Girl
Fernand Léger Fernand Léger
(uncredited)
Dudley Murphy Dudley Murphy
(uncredited)
Katrin Murphy Katrin Murphy
Girl with a Flower


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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
Release date: 24 September 1924
Tags: 1920s (3), Silent (3), Short (3), Black & White (2), 1924 (2), France (1), Experimental (1), Abstract (1), Sort (1), Abstract Film (1), Experimental Cinema (1)
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