Ghosts Before Breakfast – Surrealist Short by Hans Richter

Richard Metzger at Dangerous Minds posted about this 1927 film by Hans Richter. Considered one of the first examples of surrealist film, it’s a daydream that uses stop-motion animation to make people and objects do totally irrational and impossible things. Richter was a part of the Dada movement in art which rebelled against ordinary life and assumptions, attempting to expose the meaninglessness behind modern life. Out of Dada came the Surrealist movement.  The music for this version is from a new score by Nikolai von Sallwitz.

Thank you Mr. Metzger and Dangerous Minds!