Friday, June 3, 2011

At the Nickelodeon - Barbe-Bleue - Jean Painlevé 1936

Some of you may be familiar with the intriguing, early aquatic films of Jean Painlevé- all of which are mesmerizing in their groundbreaking cinematic achievement and natural subject matter. Today I've decided to highlight one of his only known non-documentary films, "Barbe-Bleue" (Bluebeard). From 1936, this is 13 minutes of whimsical and colorful stop-action animation with an operatic soundtrack...

If you'd like to sneak a peek at his documentary work, I highly recommend the Criterion Collection's "Science is Fiction: 23 Films of Jean Painlevé"

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