Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010


A white triangle emerges from a blue field, two suggestive piano notes repeat, and the recognition is instantaneous: JAWS. In "35 mm," animators Felix Meyer and Pascal Monacon take us through the history of motion pictures in 2 minutes, using only musical hints and extraordinarily simple graphics. Look closely — it moves quickly and there are 35 films represented. Only a true cinephile could recognize all of them in just one viewing.