A Colour Box

United Kingdom, 1935

Film

The purely abstract A Colour Box” was Len Lye’s first experiment with painting in colour directly onto celluloid. After its initial release in 1935, John Grierson acquired the film for the United Kingdom General Post Office, and it was re-released in 1937 as an advertisement, with the addition of a “cheaper parcel post” message. Note: this film has been restored by the National Film and Television Archive (UK) from Lye’s original material using the Eastmancolor process.

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22 April 2019

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Credits

producer

John Grierson

creator

Len Lye

Duration

00:03:28:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1935

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

B2001360

Audience classifications

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

unclassified

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Sub-master

Collected

12 times

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