A COLOUR BOX
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The world’s first direct film - made without a camera. Lye painted colourful designs onto celluloid, matching them to dance music.
“You’ve not seen a colour film until you’ve seen a Len Lye effort” - Herbert Alpert, Sunday Mercury, 1935.
This film won a Special Prize at the Brussels International Film Festival in 1935.
Reference number F9061
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM
Production company BRITISH GOVERNMENT POST OFFICE FILM UNIT
Director: Len Lye
Producer: John Grierson
Music: Don Baretto
Synchronised: Jack Ellit
Commissioned: GPO Film Unit