[Ballet mécanique / In a Lonely Place] Ballet mécanique, 1924 ©Image Entertainment/Photofest.
Ballet mécanique, 1924 ©Image Entertainment/Photofest.

Ballet mécanique / In a Lonely Place

Ballet mécanique 
(Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, 1924, France, 19 minutes)

In a Lonely Place 
(Nicholas Ray, 1950, USA, 94 minutes)
Boulanger pupil George Antheil wrote an aggressively modernist score for the iconic French avant-garde short Ballet mécanique. Decades later, he composed a darkly romantic score for Nicholas Ray’s emotionally volatile poetic masterpiece In a Lonely Place.