Len Lye

Scen.: Len Lye; Mu.: “Bugle Call Rag”; Sound editor: Ernst Meyer; Prod.: Crown Film Unit/TIDA; 35mm. D.: 3’ a 24 f/s. Col.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes


A live-action figure slaps up a poster, and we speed away on painted celluloid, synchronised to a jazz classic, Bugle Call Rag. The film was released in the summer of 1940, and formed part of the British Government’s campaign to curb what was called “careless talk” and the accidental feeding of information to Hitler’s spies. Unfortunately there never was a Musical Poster No 2.

Geoff Brown

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