First part of Triptych Elementary Spain by José Val del Omar and composed Aguaespejo Granada, Fire in Castille and Galicia Acarina. Diaphonic Sound Presents, Val del Omar patented in 1944 and first used in this film. —Film Affinity
José Val del Omar (Granada 1904 – Madrid 1982). With an extraordinary artistic and technological talent, Val del Omar was a ‘’believer in cinema’’ inspired by new horizons that he formulated in the term PLAT – representing the totalizing concept of a ‘’Picto-Luminic-Audio-Tactile’’ art – apart from being a contemporary and a comrade of Lorca, Cernuda, Renau, Zambrano and other figures of a Silver Age of the Spanish culture, interrupted by the Civil War. In 1928 he anticipated various of his most characteristic techniques, including the ‘’apanoramic overflow of the image’’ beyond the limits of the screen, and the concept of ‘’tactile vision’‘. These techniques. and those of ’’diaphonic sound’’ and other explorations in the field of electro-acoustics, would be applied in his Tríptico Elemental de España [Elementary Tryptich of Spain], begun in 1953 and only finished after his death. His work and tenacious research activity – quite against any tendency of misunderstanding and forgetfulness… read more
Astonishing film that has an effect on me akin to reading Lorca (Romance Somnambulo) or Blake. Water here is the eternal life within, the "God within my breast" of Emily Bronte, made to rise divided against itself by "maliciousness & the stars" - in other words as pure a gnostic vision as can be, though complex enough to allow many interpretations. The amazing effects the film achieves through weather & landscape!