- Lawrence Jordan |
- 1979 |
- 5 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Animated to the rhythms of Eric Satie's Gnossienne V. The moon and moonlight are the guiding lights of this visual interpretation, and I have kept the backgrounds in soft greens and blues. Only the cosmic tumbler, whose enigma is emphasized by his red color, breaks this pattern. Satie's music simplified and refined the imagery, made it the celestial circus I have always dreamed of. SONATA begins a new phase in my animation. I am finally getting in touch with the real poetry possible here. All works of art seem to come ready-made with their own sets of rules. And in this film only very simple movements were permitted.
Exhibition: Zagreb Int'l Animation Festival, 1980; SF Film Festival; New Animators Special, York Theater, SF; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Walker Art Center.
This title is available to watch on Fandor and MUBI: http://www.fandor.com/films/moonlight_sonata