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The Very Eye of Night

Huh! I wonder how Deren did this. Is it just inverted film stock?

But if so, why are so many of their faces so dark while their bodies are almost totally white? So it can’t be that… is it infrared or something? And they all have a pound of makeup on their faces so their faces become kinda blackface?


Made in collaboration with Metropolitan Opera Ballet School,[5] the film was shot in black-and-white in the 16 mm format, and is projected as photographed in the negative.

So… were their bodies painted black, but their faces weren’t?

Anyway, it’s a gripping short.

The Very Eye of Night. Maya Deren. 1955.

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