by Stan VANDERBEEK
1964 / b&w / sound / 1S / 15' 00
BREATHDEATH is a collage-animation film that presents a poignant commentary on how both life and death have been affected by mass media in the postwar period. Spliced between scenes of people dancing the Twist and drawings of skulls and skeletons are fighter jets taking off, soldiers marching, a handgun firing, several explosions, and an atomic mushroom cloud. The frenetic pace of the film creates a cavalcade of juxtapositions and animations that reference such film icons as the Lumière brothers, Luis Buñuel, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harpo Marx, and Marilyn Monroe.
|screen||1,37 - Standard (single screen)|
|rental fee||64,00 €|