Douglass Crockwell

  • Douglass Crockwell – Glens Falls Sequence (1937)

    1931-1940Douglass CrockwellExperimentalShort FilmUSA

    An experimental animated short from Douglass Crockwell which derives its subject matter from his home Glens Falls.

    Just sit back and watch….

    This is just one of many strange films from the DVD collection “Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941” and it’s from Disc 3. In “Glen Falls Sequence”, Douglass Crockwell used non-drying paints to finger paint or sandwiched the paint between glass panes to create some very unusual kinetic art. Despite being made well into the sound age, there was no accompanying music. The result is very interesting to watch but many will most likely not enjoy it because there is no narrative–just cool artsy images. It’s not bad at all for what it is and must have taken a lot of work to create. However, due to the type of film that it is, you really can’t give it any sort of numerical rating–but instead just sit back and enjoy it.Read More »

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