SKYSCRAPER SYMPHONY

by Robert FLOREY
1929 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 9' 25

“The most fantastic effects were secured in shooting sheer heights… It was partly the architectural wonder of New York that made the film so stirring, but, really, it was the artist’s touch that moved one, the catching of mood, line, color, and feeling in the strange, walled city.” —Marguerite Tazelaar, 1929

“The hard-edged graphics of 'Skyscraper Symphony' stand in contrast to other New York 'scenics' produced during the 1920s. Composed of skewed perspectives, Robert Florey’s camera looks straight up the domineering concrete behemoths. And it is hard to determine if the film mimics symphonic form as the title suggests or whether it advances a new methodology in musical-visual shot progression that reflects the alien structures depicted.” —Bruce Posner

New Music by Donald Sosin

Courtesy
Gosfilmofond of Russia
Masterworks of American Experimental Avant-garde Film 1920-1970

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 34,00 €