THE APOPLECTIC WALRUS

by Larry JORDAN
2015 / 16mm / coul-n&b / son / 17' 00

Joanna wanted a film on the collages of Max Ernst, and I wanted to make a tribute to the two men who most influenced my film work at the beginning: Max Ernst (collage) and Luis Bunuel (surrealism in cinema).
I had written a book of about 100 pages in the surrealist tradition of 'automatic writing', which I called the CLOUD JOURNAL. I thought I could marry some of the text of the journal with the collages of Ernst's UNE SEMAINE DE BONTE, along with bits of my own animation.
So I shot the film on day one of the Ernst collage novel (example: lion), and used the first 16 pages of my journal. I enlisted my friend and collaborator, Leroy Clark, to narrate and engineer the sound. We finished up digitally, then on 16mm film (the original format). I have nothing esoteric to say about this film, except to explain the title: it is a tribute to Luis Bunuel. There is no walrus in the film, as there is no dog in LE CHIEN ANDALOU.

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distribution format 16mm
1 reel
original format 16mm
speed 24 ips
screen 1,37 - standard
sound opt
Mono
translation no
rental fee 51,00 €