1931-1940ExperimentalLen LyeShort FilmUnited Kingdom

Len Lye – A Colour Box (1935)

Lye’s first direct film, which combines popular Cuban dance music with hand-painted abstract designs, amazed cinema audiences. Color was still a novelty, and Lye’s direct painting on celluloid creates exceptionally vibrant effects. The film won several major awards, though some festivals had to invent a special category for it, and in Venice, the Fascists disrupted screenings because they saw the film as ‘degenerate’ modern art. A Colour Box was funded and distributed by John Grierson’s GPO Film Unit on the condition that Lye include postal messages at the end.


Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	2 min 56 s
Size: 	44.7 MiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	626x510 ~> 680x510
Aspect ratio:  	4:3
Frame rate: 	25.000 fps
Bit rate: 	1 826 kb/s
BPP: 	0.229
#1:  	2.0ch AC-3 @ 256 kb/s



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