Eggeling applies an objectively analyzed movement of forms emphasizing line in a series of contrasts – vertical and horizontal, straight and curved, light and dark, strong and weak, disappearing and emerging – much like a musical piece where idioms or themes emerge.
This silent symphony of shifting shapes and evolving geometry is a unique viewing experience. Satisfyingly hypnotic, albeit disquieting and defamiliarizing, what exactly this revered experimental short depicts—the mechanics of a machine or musical instrument?—is left open to interpretation.
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Christophe Honoré, 2007, France
Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger, 1948, United Kingdom
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Marcel Camus, 1959, Brazil
Todd Haynes, 2007, United States
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Jacques Demy, 1964, France