Avant-garde

Avant-garde

Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and '30s

DVD - 2005
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Twenty-five short films selected from the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's.

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Derringer
Aug 27, 2019

I have to say that I did feel somewhat let down by this collection of short (and supposedly "avant-garde") films from the years between 1921-1937.

According to the dictionary the term "avant-garde" (in film) refers to that which is decidedly innovative, new, pioneering and unconventional - But, with that said, it doesn't necessarily mean that "avant-garde" (in film) is in any way interesting (although one would hope that it would be).

I guess that it all comes down to one's own interpretation on things and what exactly "avant-garde" means to the individual.

Coming mainly from France, Germany and the USA, these silent works (only 2 had sound) were early contributions from such directors as - Man Ray, Sergei Eisenstein, Orson Welles, and Marcel Duchamp. All filmed in b&w, this 2-DVD collection contains 25 short films ranging from 2 to 37 minutes in length.

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