Games Of Reflections And Speed/Jeux des reflets et de la vitesse 1925

Jeux des Reflects et de la vitesse

A black and white short film which documents a trip through Paris by train.

Speeds, forms, surfaces, a film in which the action lies not in representation, but in itself. Chomette describes it as pure or intrinsic cinema. Not images for images sake, but an exposition-juxtaposition of objects and landscapes activated by cinematographic operations (acceleration, double-exposure, printing in negative): “A series of incongruous visions – inconceivable outside the marriage of the camera lens and mobile film”, the effect of which is to deny us meaning, representation, the intellectual cinema of reflection. A cinema of physical and visual sensation, precisely that visual emotion of which Germaine Dulac speaks. The cinema as transport. A cinema of the eye and the heart, a cinemotion”. (Prosper Hillairet)
Director: Henri Chomette


Author: Old Boy

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