THE ENCHANTED CITY

by Warren A. NEWCOMBE
1922 / 35mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 12' 48

"The earliest known American experimental live-action and animated film, THE ENCHANTED CITY is informed by romantic and modernist discourses. The film treads an uneasy line between Hollywood kitsch and avant-garde abstraction. Newcombe animates what is essentially a series of paintings, sandwiched between live-action images of a couple sitting at the sea shore. The paintings are highly artificial, seemingly closer to Maxfield Parrish than to modern art. On the other hand, Newcombe's monumentalized spaces, devoid of human life, evidence a primacy of the architectural over the human form, recalling the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico." - Jan-Christopher Horak

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
notes Sound version: Donald Sosin
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 30,00 €