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DADA CINEMA: Richter, Ray, Eggeling, Clair, Leger (DVD)
A classic collection including the early influential abstracts Rhythmus 21 (1921) by Hans Richter and the legendary Symphonie Diagonale by Viking Eggeling. Richter is also represented by his later Film Studie, and Ghosts before Breakfast. There are two Man Ray films, Le Retour a la Raison and Emak Bakia, plus Ferdinand Leger's Ballet Mechanique (made to accompany George Antheil's notorious score) and Entracte, made by Rene Clair and Francis Picabia for the Dada Ballet Relache - with music by Erik Satie. Performers include Erik Satie, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud, Marcel Duchamp, Kiki, Paul Hindemith and Hans Richter.