Manufacturing Intellect – 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements, 1957

Published on 30 apr. 2016

8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (1957) is an American experimental film directed by Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, and Jean Cocteau released on March 15, 1957 in New York City.

It features original music by Robert Abramson, John Gruen and Douglas Townsend.

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Described by Richter as “part Freud, part Lewis Carroll,” it is a fairy tale for the subconscious based on the game of chess.

While living in New York, Hans Richter directed two feature films, Dreams That Money Can Buy and 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in collaboration with Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, Paul Bowles, Fernand Leger, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and others, which was partially filmed on the lawn of his summer house in Southbury, Connecticut.

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