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Anthology of Surreal Cinema Vol 1 (2005)

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ENTR'ACTE From Director Rene' Clair. 1924. France. B&W. 14 min. Starring Eric Satie, Jean Borlin, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray. Silent with music score. An early surrealistic effort from French director Rene' Clair based on an idea from painter Frances Picabia. After a man is killed his coffin takes on a life of it's own. After a long chase, he climbs out of his coffin and makes everyone that was chasing him disappear! LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN (SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN) Directed by Germain Dulac. Written by Antonin Artaud. Starring Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille. 1928. France. 28 min. B&W. Silent with music score. A radical feminist (in her day) and the second woman to direct films in the history of French cinema, Germain Dulac was a leading figure in Avant Garde cinema. Obsessed with a general's wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust while struggling against his own eroticism. BALLET MECANIQUE Written and Directed by Fernand Leger. Cinematography by Man Ray and Dudley Murphy. Starring Starring Kiki Montparnesse. 1924. France. 16 Min. B&W. Silent with music score. An experimental film from Cubist painter Fernand Leger containing a montage of images and rhythms that create a hallucinatory effect. Features the original soundtrack. ANEMIC CINEMA Directed by Marcel Duchamp. 1926. France. 6 min. B&W. Silent with music score. The only film to come from the founder of the Dadaism movement (artistic and literary movement from 1916-1923), an abstract and annalistic film short containing spiral forms merging into a rotating disc that's labeled with differing messages
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