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A Colour Box
A Colour Box

A Colour Box 1935


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A Colour Box 1935 U

3 mins United Kingdom Director. Len Lye

Rarely has a film exploded onto cinema screens with such a joyful splash of colour and rhythm as A Colour Box. Made as a commercial for the General Post Office, New Zealand born Len Lye painted directly onto the film strip, synchronising his dynamic shapes and squiggles with an upbeat rumba track. The film captured the heart of audiences on its release in 1935 and continues to do so today.

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Len Lye


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United Kingdom



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GPO Film Unit

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