An old phonograph assembles itself, plays songs on wax drums before self destructing. In many ways The Phonograph is a companion piece to Renaissance, there is nevertheless something quietly affecting about Borowczyk’s final ‘object’ animation.
Made just before the Polish master’s move into live-action features, The Phonograph packs its abstract, six-minute running time with haunting allusions to history, death, and memory. Rich in sensual tactility, Borowczyk’s ability to breathe life into his inanimate creations never ceases to amaze.
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