An Expression

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English: An Expression
Synonyms: Hyougen
Japanese: AN EXPRESSION(表現)


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1935
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Symbolized an urban man with a triangle figure, a country woman with a circle, and represented the encounter between the two by movement.

Director Shigenji Ogino tried to naturally color the movie via the kinema color technique. Due to being an early work, the technique isn't smooth. Because of this the film has a photosensitive epileptic seizure warning as there are high frequency flashes of red and green frames for the duration of the entire film.

Please be careful while viewing.


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Ogino, Shigeji


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Aug 7, 2019
NuclearBoofluff (All reviews)
The only other review of this video seems to be ignorant of Ogino Shigegi's work.

While it is not traditional in the sense that it does not have characters and a "storyline," you have to keep in mind that this video was created at a time (mid 1930s) before techicolor become official and where displaying film in color was in its extreme infantile stage.

His flashing between reddish and greenish is making use of these basic colors to simulate a natural color before movies were able to replicate this. It's an experimental video, but also one of the first Avante Garde expressions of a video in a read more
Apr 18, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 2
No vocals
art film
Warning: those with light sensitivity stay clear from this film

Unclear. While there is no spoken or worded story that leaves symbolic. Although how can you make a message with just changing color and shapes? That is either too feeble to construct one with or too advance for me to grasp. Introduction was uncalled for. Sure it might appear catchy by the 'flashes' but it not only destroyed the viewer from trying to read the title but was used throughout the film. Making that not special.

A 'shaped' mess. I would want to add my saying as a positive at least they had read more

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