Gepubliceerd op 23 jul. 2013
Hans Richter was one of the original members of the Dada movement. Starting out as a Cubist painter he soon went into film. This is one of last, made in 1947, it’s more Surrealist than Dada in dealing with the world of dreams. It’s broken down into episodes which are collaborations with a varied cast including Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Darius Milhaud, Alexander Calder, blues singer Josh White and notorious torch singer (and black widow murder suspect) Libby Holman. The musical backing sounds remarkably modern.
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