“Symphonie Diagonale” (1924) IMDb


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


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


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).

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