Saturday, August 11, 2012

Benny Goodman- All the Cats Joined In (1946)

Cab Calloway- "Minnie the Moocher" (1932)

Cab Calloway- "St. James's Infirmary"

Rhymthmus dir Hans Richter (1921)



 "Soviet avant-garde tectonics first appear on film in an entirely abstract fashion, and not in the USSR at all, in the form of Hans Richter’s series of animated shorts, Rhythmus, made in 1921–23. These compelling successions of polygons, intersecting, growing and pulsating, were very obviously based on the precedent of suprematism, the cult-like cosmic communist abstraction movement that applied its shapes to everything from propaganda posters to ceramic plates to putative buildings"-Owen Hatherley