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.

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Year 1935

Reference number F9061

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Short

Duration 0:04:00

Production company BRITISH GOVERNMENT POST OFFICE FILM UNIT

Credits Director: Len Lye
Producer: John Grierson
Music: Don Baretto
Synchronised: Jack Ellit
Commissioned: GPO Film Unit

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