Moods of the Sea
Release Date: January 2, 1942
Running time: 10m
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A recently unearthed experimental documentary of the crashing sea set to Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave." An example of the filmmakers' "new cinema" theory which held that film should be more like music than literature. This film is based solely on its arrangement of images.
Moods of the Sea (1941) is a non-narrative experimental film by Slavko Vorkapich and John Hoffman, set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn known as the Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Overture.The film is considered to be an early example of American avant-garde and experimental film. It is currently held in the Vorkapich – Hoffman Collection at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
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