Short, Fantasy, Surrealism - France - 16 min
An Andalusian DogLuis Buñuel
Cast: Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff
Plot Summary: In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention. The French phrase "ants in the palms," (which means that someone is "itching" to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey towards the woman he's itching to kill. A shot of differently striped objects is repeatedly used to connect scenes.
Writing credits: Salvador Dalí (screenplay) and Luis Buñuel (screenplay)
Short, Art - France - 18 min
Cast: Kiki of Montparnasse, Jacques Rigaut
Plot Summary: A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car drives along country roads. Farm animals. She descends from the car, again and again. Images: dancing legs, seashore, swimming fish, geometric shapes, cut glass. A man removes his starched collar. It rotates. A girl has garishly painted eyes. No, she's only fooling. Those were her eyelids.
Short, Art - France - 21 min
L' Étoile de merMan Ray
Cast: Kiki of Montparnasse, André de la Rivière, Robert Desnos
Plot Summary: Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in a jar, city scenes, newspapers, tugboats. More images: starfish, the girl. "How beautiful she is." Repeatedly. He advances up the stair, knife in hand, starfish on the step. Three people stand on a road, out of focus. "How beautiful she was." "How beautiful she is." "Beautiful."
Action, Drama, Romance - Germany - 147 min (2001 restored version) / Germany:210 min (premiere cut) / Germany:80 min (Giorgio Moroder version) / Germany:93 min (re-release version) / USA:114 min (25 fps) (1927 cut version) / USA:123 min (2002 Murnau Foundation 75th aniversary restored version) / Spain:118 min (DVD edition) / USA:117 min
Cast: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos
Plot Summary: It is the future, and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don't know how anything works), and the workers, who achieve goals (but don't have the vision). Completely separate, neither group is complete, but together they make a whole. One man from the "thinkers" dares visit the underground where the workers toil, and is astonished by what he sees...
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller - Germany - 85 min / Sweden:84 min (DVD version) / 84 min (1994 restored version projected at 20 fps) / UK:88 min (1997 restored version) / USA:81 min / Spain:65 min (VHS version) / Spain:92 min (DVD edition)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des GrauensF.W. Murnau
Cast: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Alexander Granach, Georg H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff
Plot Summary: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
Also Known As: Nosferatu (USA), Nosferatu the Vampire (USA), Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror, Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror, Nosferatu: The First Vampire (USA), Terror of Dracula
Short, Art - France - 8 min
Poeme-Electronique - Poème électronique (elektronisches Gedicht)Edgard Varese & Le Corbusier
* 22.12.1883 oder 24.12.1885 in Paris, gestorben 6.11.1965 in New York; französischer Komponist. Varèse studierte zuerst Ingenieurswesen, dann Musik an der Schola Cantora und am Pariser Konservatorium. 1915 emigrierte er in die Vereinigten Staaten und erregte 1923 mit »Hyperprism« und später mit »Ionisation« Aufsehen, weil seine Musik (u.a. durch die ausgiebige Verwendung von Perkussionsinstrumenten und Geräuscherzeugern wie beispielsweise einer Sirene) sich dem herkömmlichen Verständnis von melodisch-harmonischen Beziehungen in Musik widersetzte. Varèse öffnete den Musikbegriff, indem er ihn als »son organisé« konzipierte. Klänge werden in seiner Musik nach Kriterien wie Dichte und Bewegungsrichtung komponiert.
Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)
* 6.10.1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, gestorben 27.8.1965 in Cap-Martin. Ab 1900 Ausbildung als Graveur, Maler und Goldschmied und anschließend Ausbildung zum Architekten an der École d'Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Architekt der Moderne, der mit Hilfe von Stahlbetonkonstruktionen neue Bauformen entwickelte.
Short, Experimental, Dada - France - 3 min
Retour à la raison, LeMan Ray
Documentary - UK - 60 min (4 episodes)
"The Secret of Drawing"Diana Hill, Ian MacMillan
Cast: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Plot Summary: Andrew Graham-Dixon takes a look at the many ways in which drawing has connected us with the natural world and also how it has helped advance scientific enquiry, from the Italian Renaissance right through to today.
Episode 1: The Line of Enquiry
In this first edition, he meets a surgeon whose study of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of the heart has led him to develop a radical new form of cardiac operation, uncovers a remarkable 200 year-old series of drawings of the moon, and encounters some of the actual preserved birds drawn by the great American ornithologist John James Audubon.
Episode 2: Storylines
Drawing has always been an essential tool for the telling of stories. Andrew looks at the satire of Gillray, Goya and Hogarth and its influence on photojournalism, American comics, Japanese Manga and Hollywood storyboards today.
Episode 3: All in the Mind
Andrew investigates drawing as a primal human instinct and a learned discipline, looking at the earliest cave drawings and the work of David Hockney and Picasso. The programme uses the latest developments in cognitive science to examine why we draw the way we do.
Episode 4: Drawing by Design
Andrew explores the role drawing has played in technical design and architecture, studying complex structures such as the Guggenheim and Boeing 777. From Leonardo to Libeskind, he shows how drawing has been a crucial tool in the history of scientific and technological discovery.