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Now that's interesting [Oct. 5th, 2009|06:54 pm]
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I've just been doing a bit of idle browsing of You Tube and found a whole bunch of Len Lye's short films. Yes, that Len Lye (the one who I've seen accused of inventing the music video).

(And if anyone who's followed the Wikipedia link and read the article is getting a feeling that they've heard the story before, it's probably because Peter Jackson owes a hell of a lot to Len Lye for the inspiration for his character "Colin McKenzie" from Forgotten Silver.)

[User Picture]From: primary_benelux
2009-10-05 02:41 pm (UTC)
Reminds me a lot of Oskar Fischinger. There's an infoshop here called Free Radicals named for the Len Lye short.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-10-09 10:17 am (UTC)
I've had another look at some of them, and probably the most interesting thing he's done is "Swinging the Lambeth Walk"... it's so obviously an accompaniment to the music while being an individual piece in its own right that I see where the accusation of inventing the music video gets its basis from. I'll have to put that one in a post some time soon.

"A Colour Box" was also interesting... I really need to show that to someone I know who's a big fan of a documentary style film about overnight mail sorting trains, produced by the GPO at about the same time and see what he makes of it.
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