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Rare 16mm film vintage animation RHINOCEROS - JAN LENICA (Roman Polanski art) For Sale


Rare 16mm film vintage animation RHINOCEROS - JAN LENICA (Roman Polanski art)

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Rare 16mm film vintage animation RHINOCEROS - JAN LENICA (Roman Polanski art):
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All fans of collectible film posters will be aware of the work of Jan Lenica, Poland's finest graphic designer and illustrator. He created amazing artwork for posters for directors such as Roman Polanski ('Cul De Sac', 'Repulsion').
What many of these fans do not realise is that Lenica made a few, fantastic cinema shorts. His films were quite odd in part, and sometimes surreal so they were not printed in high quantity like more accessible titles that were printed in bulk for education authorities. These Lenica shorts rarely come up for sale.
The fast pacing of his films with the use of montage, collage and photography mean that every frame of his shorts can work as a stand alone Lenica poster. Use the freeze-frame facility on your projector at any point and you have a stunning Lenica visual on your screen.
As a whole, his moving images create a special world where strange faces and stylised interior settings are immediately recognisable as a unique Lenica aesthetic.
A film without words.
Plus a brilliant, sparse, percussive soundtrack.
A take on Eugene Ionesco's 'Rhinoceros'.BEGINS
A man at a table drinks from a bottle of wine.
Butterflies emerge from an intricate background.
Birds.
A creature that is half woodpecker and half man in bowler hat.
Broadsheet newspaper.
Gunfire.
A man joins him.
Soda syphon.
A man and woman smoke at the next table.
Two women lunch at the table next to them.
Gossiping.
Images of everything they discuss appear and hover between them.
What they have been cooking.
Shoes they've bought.
Clothes they plan to buy.
Flowers they've grown.
Hats they've worn.
Until all images piles up and fill the screen. Too much gossip.
Two intellectuals at another table speak philosophically.
All they discuss appears in fantastic fonts between them.
Building into a pile.
Picasso.
Le it all collapses in disagreement.
Three men at individual, adjacent tables contemplate.
They are replaced by a still photograph montage.
Then they begin to dream.
A woman appears in the photos.
They all read PATATA newspaper.
That's all anyone says as the conversation increases.
A silhouette of a rhinoceros passes bye.
The first man to appear raises his hat to offer farewell.
As he does so a rhino horn on his head is revealed.
Interior room.
An office.
The man from the start of the film is here.
A huge insect clings upside down to the ceiling.
Various people pass below.
Some notice. Some don't.
They are at work.
A man at his desk is sharpening pencils.
Sniffs a flower from a slim vase.
Then reads Patata newspaper.
A woman who looks uncannily like Alastair's mate Crystal Tipps applies her make-up while ignoring a ringing phone.
Finally she does not reply.
The insect is now on the desk next to her.
It now has a human head. A man we may or may not recognise.
The boss appears.
Cough.
Brilliant evocation of a worker - he operates a crank into his ear that powers the cogs inside him that fuel his other arm stamping documents.
The phone rings again.
The woman gossips more and more.
A rising crescendo.
Boss man passes on info. t a colleague.
A man takes that info next door and tries to find what he is looking for behind a bank of doors.
Weird items are revealed as he attempts various doors.
Rhino roars on the soundtrack.
A sublimal rhino appearance in the office. A colleague?
Gossip woman sleeps.
And dreams while draped over her typewriter.
She sees herself topless and with a rhino horn. Don't ask.
Vase-man is bored so dons a paper rhino horn mask.
On top of his desk on all fours.
He fools no-one.
A bad rhino impression.
The insect falls off the ceiling. Has it been there all along?
A concert hall.
Applause.
Our man from the start of the film and the office is in the audience.
The conductor appears.
He conducts the William Tell overture punctuated by animal roars.
Then snoring.
He blows up then bursts a paper bag to wake the dozy.
A fat and bald soprano.
Conductor dances while taking accolades and flowers.
The audience go wild.
And chant 'Patata!'
The chants become roars.
Our man finds himself still in his seat but now surrounded by rhinos.
Holding up a placard that says NO in many languages. he then pulls at his own face.
As he pulls he creates his own rhino horn.
ENDS.
An animated masterpiece.
16mm. Colour. Sound. 400ft.
NB: Has fade commensurate with age. In no way detracts from the enjoyment of this vintage reel. No front/end titles. Some sprocket wear, especially at start. Still a great and very rare reel. It it was a mint condition print the price would be double. Please see images below for print quality. The freeze frame has been used for some images but the projector lamp dims when on freeze frame so the images in the photos will appear brighter when projected by you at speed. Also, any spots in the images are on my camera lens, these will not appear when you project the film. Grab this rare as hen's teeth gem while you can. Sold as is no returns.
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Please see my other items for further CINE collectibles including more creative animation from Eastern Europe such as rare as hen's teeth classics by the likes of Donyo Donev.

Thanks for looking.

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