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Meshes of the Afternoon (1945)

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Starring
Maya Deren Maya Deren
The Woman


Written by
Maya Deren Maya Deren
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A good movie

2 years, 4 months ago at Dec 21 13:05
To be honest, I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was on the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, I was quite eager to check it out.ย What a strange and beautiful movie. First of all, I have seen my share of silent movies (probably not enough though) but it was the first time I saw a movie without even some background music added afterwards, as it was appare... read more

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1 year, 9 months ago at Jul 17 15:22
(YT) Europeans were way ahead Deren, in surrealism expression. But here is Los Angeles modenity, house design, light, ryhmic corporal movements, clothing. The feminist side is more innovative or meaningfull...
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Description: A solitary flower on a long driveway, a key falling, a door unlocked, a knife in a loaf of bread, a phone off the hook: discordant images a woman sees as she comes home. She naps and, perhaps, dreams. She sees a hooded figure going down the driveway. The knife is on the stair, then in her bed. The hooded figure puts the flower on her bed then disappears. The woman sees it all happen again. Downstairs, she naps, this time in a chair. She awakes to see a man going upstairs with the flower. He puts it on the bed. The knife is handy. Can these dream-like sequences end happily? A mirror breaks, the man enters the house again. Will he ... (more)
Release date: 17 October 1945
UPC: 715098764931
Tags: Short (11), Usa (9), 1940s (8), 1943 (6), Experimental (5), Fantasy (5), Surreal (4), Surrealism (4), Silent (4), Maya Deren (3), Short Film (3), Mirror (2), American (2), Knife (2), Dream Like (2), Flower (2), (2), Black And White (2), 1946 (1), Mystery (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 4 months ago

A good movie

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