“Symphonie Diagonale” (1924) IMDb

Extent

Review refers to versions with music by Henrik Frisk, Quartet Twentytwentyone and others.

Categorization

The most famous expression in animation of the 1920s view of cinema as a painterly medium.

Commentary

The visuals are obviously central, but I still recommend some comparatively eventful soundtrack. I find it impossible to recreate, in a modern context, the intended mode of reception.

References here: “Steamboat Willie” (1928), “Rain” (1929), “Big Man from the North” (1931).

animation fiction moving picture