Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Passages from Finnegans Wake - Mary Ellen Bute- intro - YouTube

Finnegans Wake - Mary Ellen Bute- intro - YouTube:

This is from a movie called "Passages from Finnegans Wake".  The passages are reassembled in snippets that actually have enough narrative to form a film.  The handling is creative--and funny.  Thought you'd get a kick out of it.

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"Mary Ellen Bute (November 21, 1906—October 17, 1983) was a pioneer American film animator significant as one of the first female experimental filmmakers. Her specialty was visual musicand, while working in New York between 1934 and 1953, made fourteen short, abstract musical films. Many of these were seen in regular movie theaters, such as Radio City Music Hall, usually preceding a prestigious film. Several of her later abstract films were categorized as part of her Seeing Sound series...."

Passages from Finnegans Wake – 1965-67, b&w, 97 mins. (director and co-writer) 
Screened at the Cannes Film Festival


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