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Cinecouch's Essential Films

Universal Hotel

Peter Thompson

Universal Hotel
1986|USA|21 min|Col/BW|Live Action

- A very discomforting lodger.

Essay Film/History
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I walked into a dark space,
	Silently listening to myself,
		Extending the walls in my head,
			Filling the void with my eyes.
I heard the door opening,
	From my left to my right,
		Where is it? where am I?
			I shall ask before I could mask.
Sounds of crying extended through the door on my left,
	Then I suddenly realized,
		That I was crying, alone, six years younger.


Cinecouch's Essential Films

Tableaux d'une exposition

Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker

Tableaux d'une exposition
1972|France|10 min|BW|Animation

- Waves of image and sound.

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A gentle hand falls on the keys,
			It is six in the morning,
		Most are still asleep.
A fragile string falls onto the ground,
			It is six in the afternoon,
		One shall heed to any sound.
A broken man falls between the music,
			It is six on the clock,
			Unmarked, unverified,
		It is still too early to panic,
	For where he falls, where he starts the magic.


The Inn Where No Man Rests
(L'auberge du bon repos)

Georges Méliès

L'auberge du bon repos
1903|France|5 min|BW|Live Action

- A day's short, isn't it?

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Long weekend
	Never weakened
		Pack the bag
			Plan jet lag
Brush your underwear
	Paint your outwear
		It's a day to remember
			Never so deep in December
Buy the ticket
	Chase the minute
		Break the limit!


Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000
Brief Encounters

Two Tars

James Parrott

Two Tars
1928|USA|21 min|BW|Live Action

- Professional jammers.

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blow your whistle
	clean your wipes
		blow them bebind
			and swipe them blind
blow your whistle
	clean your ass
		blow them behind
			and snip it high
blow your whistle
	clean your hands
		there is always another one stands


Cinecouch's Favorite

Pay Day

Charles Chaplin

Pay Day
1922|USA|26 min|BW|Live Action

- Get your money's worth.

Social Satire/Comedy
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	Don't bet your house on the river!
		The wife is not going to deliver.
	A brick for a brick,
			A dick for a dick.


Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000
Cinecouch's Favorite

Chess Fever
(Shakhmatnaya goryachka)

Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky

Chess Fever
1925|Soviet Union|19 min|BW|Live Action

- The extraordinary obsession...Duchamp looking ahead.

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A man wakes up in the morning
	Furious at his wife,
		"Where is my Queen?"
	The wife never bothers to take a look,
		"Must be with the Bishop."
	The man jumps on the table,
		"No! I killed the Bishop!"
	The wife pours herself some tea,
		"Must be with the Knight then."
	He smashes his own head,
...then wakes up in the morning.


Black Soul
(Âme noire)

Martine Chartrand

Black Soul
2000|Canada|10 min|Col|Animation

- A long yet colorful road.

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The Three Inventors
(Les trois inventeurs)

Michel Ocelot

Les trois inventeurs
1980|France|13 min|Col|Animation

- Going sideways.

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	Human beings start out flat
	             remain deflated.
	Ideas alone
		Can elevate the mind
		    inflate the soul.
What is it
	That cannot be done?
		It is that which
			Has never been tried.


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Cinecouch's Favorite

The Mysteries of a Hairdresser's Shop
(Mysterien eines Frisiersalons)

Bertolt Brecht, Erich Engel

Mysterien eines Frisiersalons
1923|Germany|32 min|BW|Live Action

- Salon that does more than saloning.

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A man walks around a shop
	Looking for something to chop
A woman walks around a shop
	Looking for someone to stop
The man spots a spot
	Large enough to flop
		So he does - 
The woman chops her top
	Loose enough to drop
		So she does -
It is known - "What goes proper also pops"


The March

James Blue

The March
1964|USA|33 min|BW|Live Action

- M L K Jr.

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	lies in the head, rises from the dead
	but that...
	    who else...
		like that...
		one after another...
	lies in the hand, rises from the land