Saturday, April 12, 2008

Film #32: Timepiece

Jim Henson's Timepiece was Oscar-nominated for Best Live Action Short in 1965. I saw this unusual pre-Sesame Street short on HBO in the early 1980s and have remembered it ever since as one of the strangest moments I ever had watching a film--such a bizarre notion, that "Kermit" is behind all this madness. I still am not sure what Timepiece is all about, except to say that it explores beats, syncopations, and spacial relations. Whatever. It's fast-paced, funny and extra-60s flavored! That's Henson as the lead in this odd, be-bop influenced work.

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