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Director  Arthur Lipsett
Editor  Arthur Lipsett
Duration  
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Short
Producers  Colin Low, Tom Daly
Country  Canada
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Release date  1963 (1963)
Genres  Short Film, Experimental film, Historical fiction
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21-87 is a 1963 Canadian abstract collage film created by Arthur Lipsett that lasts 9 minutes and 33 seconds.

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The short film, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, is a collage of snippets from discarded footage found by Lipsett in the editing room of the National Film Board (where he was employed as an animator), combined with his own black and white 16mm footage which he shot on the streets of Montreal and New York City, among other locations.

"21-87 is a 1963 Canadian abstract film created by Arthur Lipsett that lasts 9 minutes and 33 seconds. The short film, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, is a collage of snippets from discarded footage found by Lipsett in the editing room of the National Film Board (where he was employed as an animator), combined with his own black and white 16mm footage which he shot on the streets of Montreal and New York City, among other locations."

Similar Movies

Arthur Lipsett directed 21-87 and Very Nice - Very Nice. Arthur Lipsett directed 21-87 and A Trip Down Memory Lane. Lipsett Diaries (2010). Colin Low and others produced 21-87 and My Financial Career. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964).

Influence

21-87 has had a profound influence on director George Lucas and sound designer/editor Walter Murch. Lucass aesthetic and style was strongly influenced by it for the Star Wars films and a number of other works, including American Graffiti and his pure cinema short films 6-18-67, 1:42.08, Look at Life, his short film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB and the feature it inspired, THX 1138. Lucas never met Arthur Lipsett, who committed suicide in 1986, but tributes to 21-87 appear in Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which is dated as taking place on 05-14-2187 and throughout Star Wars: the phrase, "The Force" itself is said to have been inspired by the short film; and in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Princess Leias prison cell on the Death Star is numbered 2187.

References

21-87 Wikipedia
21-87 IMDb 21-87 themoviedb.org


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