Interlude

1939 , Dorking (Surrey)

A visual poem set on an English summer day.

Amateur filmmaker and cinema historian H.A.V. Bulleid presents a visual interpretation of the 'free verse' method employed by American poet Amy Lowell. With a title borrowed from a Lowell poem, and subtitled 'Here is a Dome of Many-Coloured Glasses' after her best known anthology, Bulleid brings the splendour and surreality of an English summer to life with beautiful colour cinematography. In the wind-swept sky, clouds pass quickly over the Boxhurst Estate, where pets lounge in the sun and family members take tea outdoors. Views of the garden in bloom, fruit ripening on vines and birds on the lawn is combined with brief vignettes of life on the estate. From the mundane to the surreal, a call for a glass of water ends with trick photography and stop-motion animation, and a young man shoots an unseen beast who quickly becomes pie filling.

Featured Buildings

Boxhurst Estate, Surrey

Keywords

Visual Poem; Avant-Garde; Experimental Film; Non-Narrative Film

Other Places

Boxhurst Estate, Surrey

  • Producer : O.V.S. Bulleid

  • Director : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Script : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Camera : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Editor : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Elmer Quane (aka H.A.V. Bulleid)

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Interlude

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