OIL
A Symphony in Motion

by ARTKINO
1933 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 50




by Jean Michelson & M.G. MacPherson for Artkino

“Utilizing a monologue, ‘oil’ narrates its rise to power in this amateur film produced in Los Angeles. The images, mostly held in heroic, high-angle shots against an open sky, are strongly influenced by Soviet aesthetics. Ultimately the film is a paean to technology and the speed of modern transportation.” —Jan-Christopher Horak

Courtesy:
Producer’s Library Service
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 24,00 €