Henri Plaat

F.: Henri Plaat. Prod.: Henri Plaat. 16mm. D.: 5’. 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

The title sequence and accompanying music introduce the spectator to an atmosphere redolent of a classic Hollywood movie. The star is a young woman, dressed as a diva from the 1930s. She wears a rubber mask and performs while sitting in a red club chair, reading magazines in which the film stars of the golden age seem to come alive again. While Annette Hanshaw sings, Marlene Dietrich appears behind a mixture of eggs, cocoa powder, sugar and raisins. 

Marius Hrdy

Copy From

The work of Henri Plaat has been preserved on 16mm by the Eye Filmmuseum, recently new 2k digital preservations of the original reversals have been made