543 // MSN1 / Harry Smith
By accident I found an image by Harry Everett Smith taken from his film Heaven and Earth Magic.
I didn’t know anything about him or this film, so I had a look. You can have a look at the film on youtube (devided in six parts), but I have to warn you: This is a very arty, avant garde film released in 1957; quite weird and quirky. Even the explaination of Smith doesn’t really help at all:
“The first part depicts the heroine’s toothache consequent to the loss of a very valuable watermelon, her dentistry and transportation to heaven. Next follows an elaborate exposition of the heavenly land, in terms of Israel and Montreal. The second part depicts the return to Earth from being eaten by Max Müller on the day Edward VII dedicated the Great Sewer of London.”
Anyway, there are some interesting images in this film; depictions of bodies and machines and, well, watermelons…