Friday, November 14

Entr’Acte: René Clair’s Dadaist Masterpiece (1924)

"René Clair’s 1924 avant-garde masterpiece Entr’Acte opens with a cannon firing into the audience and that’s pretty much a statement of purpose for the whole movie. Clair wanted to shake up the audience, throwing it into a disorienting world of visual bravado and narrative absurdity. You can watch it above. The film was originally designed to be screened between two acts of Francis Picabia’s 1924 opera Relâche."
Open Culture (Video)
W - René Clair
W - Under the Roofs of Paris
Criterion: Under the Roofs of Paris (Video)
[PDF] The Art of Sound - René Clair
YouTube: Paris qui dort (1925)