Study No. 5


Rental Format(s): 16mm

"For the music to this film, Fischinger chose a popular foxtrot, 'I've Never Seen a Smile Like Yours,' that had appeared as a number in an American musical feature, The Perfect Alibi. Fischinger transforms the dance into a fantastic abstract ballet, in which two levels of 'dancers' flow past and through each other: regular and orderly groups of thin-line, hard-edged figures (unmistakably male and female) which move in patterned configurations reminiscent of Busby Berkeley's later choreography, and extremely fluid, plastic figures which constantly change their consistency and size - fluttering, surging, swirling, melting across the screen like drops of water liberated from the laws of nature." - Dr. William Moritz, Film Culture

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