Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dreams That Money Can Buy

Dreams That Money Can Buy is a 1947 experimental color film directed by Han Richter. Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud and Fernand Léger collaborated. It won a prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Our hero takes a complicated lease on a room, then tries to figure out a way to pay the rent and discovers he can sell dreams. Senses of Cinema describes it this way:
The finished film is a compilation of seven unrelated dream sequences linked together by a shared frame story, each of which was filmed by Richter and “designed” in collaboration with one of his artist friends from Europe (in order: Fernand Léger, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Hans Arp) and, finally, Richter by himself.

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Rotten Tomatoes doesn't have enough critic reviews to have a score, but the audience rating is 61%.

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