A Colour Box

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A Colour Box was Len Lye’s first Direct Film animation, in which patterns dance and wiggle across the screen to the sounds of a Cuban band. Most movies in the mid-1930s were black-and-white with a clear narrative, so A Colour Box was an unusual experience for cinema audiences. It was sponsored by the British General Post Office (GPO), hence the text about parcel prices at the end.

Catalogue Reference F9061

Year 1935

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