Very Nice, Very Nice

Directed By: Arthur Lipsett


This 1961 editing mashup brought avant garde Canadian cinema to a generation of filmmakers. The film takes audio stems and places fast cuts of still photography, unique in the 60s, old hat by now.

It reminded me of Kubrick’s trailer for Strangelove, as well as the quick-cut elements in Requeim for a Dream and others of that ilk.

Certainly not as breathtaking as it must have been back then (and all done on a moviola!) it’s nonetheless an interesting short that still has great value.

Grade: B+


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