How Do They Do That?!

Busby Berkeley’s habit of making kaleidoscopic patterns out of hundreds of legs, Japanese bunraku puppet theater traditions, and old-fashioned cheerleading tricks all get a…

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On Whirling Stages

It's impossible to exaggerate the scale of Busby Berkeley's work: This is the man who gave us hundreds and hundreds of “girls,” arranged kaleidoscopically,…

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Rowr!

Mesmerizing manipulations of motion studies, Super 8 sequences of rhythmic light and color, and nonnarrative celebrations of Coney Island's Astroland all get their 15…

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