Abstract films: the first experiment

| December 21, 2007

For a long time I thought the first films were made by Len Lye. Recently I found out that the first experiments in abstract film-making were made by Italian film-makers Arnaldo Ginna and Bruno Corra. I looked for information on the web, I searched for their film, I made hundreds of enquires, I even begged a movies newsgroup for info. Nothing happened.

Last month I discovered that their film “Chromatic music” didn’t survive, only written notes exist. I’d kill to watch it! I must be satisfied with just these notes: green color; a red star appears, its tentacles cover the screen, then the green begines to absorb the red. I guess we really lost a masterpiece!

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