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|MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE (director/writer: Maya Deren; screenwriter: Chao Li Chi; cinematographer: Maya Deren; music: Teiji Ito; cast: Chao Li Chi (Himself); Runtime: 12; MPAA Rating: NR; Mystic Fire Video; 1948)|
film aesthetically examines the distinction between
violence and beauty."
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Maya Deren ("Meshes of the Afternoon"), in her first sound film,
experimental short that has the Chinese master of the
Chao Li Chi, fluidly perform the movements in Tai Chi.
danced indoors, in front of a bare white wall, with
dressed with a headscarf and appearing with a bare
torso. He does
the movements, and Teiji Ito accompanies the dancer on
the flute. As
the title states, this non-commercial film
aesthetically examines the distinction between
violence and beauty. This one is strictly for the
REVIEWED ON 5/10/2011 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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