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The Nose (Le nez)

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Description: This film was made completely using shadows from a pin screen, with Alexander Alexeieff working from the front and his wife Claire Parker working from the back [according to them this is how they worked]. The pin screen was Alexeieff's invention. A low-resolution product based on his screen can be found in novelty stores. It has pins that you can leave an imprint of your face or hand in. This product was inspired directly by the films. This film itself has a lot of movement and action. It is difficult to describe. The story itself is kind of dream-like. Not surprising since the original story was the same AND it is difficult ... (more)
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"DIR: Claire Parker, Alexander Alexeieff SUMMARY: An adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story about a man who wakes up without a nose. WHY IT'S HERE: Claire Parker and Alexander Alexeieff's 'The Nose' is an adaptation of the absurdist comic short story by Nikolai Gogol in which a man awakes to discover he no longer has a nose. It helps a great deal to have read this short story in advance of seeing this adaptation, otherwise you're likely to find yourself completely lost. Even having read it"