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81 Ratings

Color Cry

Directed by Len Lye
United States, 1952
Animation, Avant-Garde, Short


Short, colorful abstract animation to a blues song by Sonny Terry.

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Color Cry Directed by Len Lye

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  • filmcapsule's rating of the film Color Cry

    Another of Lye's more music-based visual endeavors. I like this film more than some others that mirror a song (rather than create their own visual music) because of how clean and succinct Lye's visual scheme is here, using grids, solid lines, color juxtapositions and negative space. It's no surprise to see that Lye began gravitating to etching instead of painting on film.

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