by J.S. WATSON, JR.
& Alec WILDER
1930-1933 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 21
Tomato Is Another Day aka It Never Happened 1930/1933 SD
“A film designed to show the absurdity of talkies that recorded action in pictures with unnecessary explanations of the action recorded in sound. The film was shown for one night in a Boston theater but not appreciated by the audience. Harold Lloyd, directed by Sennet, might have brought it off.” —J. S. Watson Jr.
“Watson’s avant-garde film is a unique example of dadaist aesthetics in early sound cinema. A minimalist and virtually expressionless acting style on a claustrophobic set characterizes the melodramatic love triangle. Watson considered the film a failure, though it appears extremely modern today, and suppressed its existence.” —Jan-Christopher Horak
Courtesy: James Sibley Watson Jr., Nancy Watson Dean
Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941
|distribution format||Digital file on server (NTSC)|
|screen||4/3 (single screen)|
|rental fee||28,00 €|