Saturday, March 26, 2016

These master glassblowers make the difficult look easy


I've never seen Glas before and I'm absolutely delighted that Aeon Magazine uploaded the short doc on its Vimeo channel. Directed by Bert Haanstra, the 10-minute film about glass making won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary in 1959.
"[Glas] contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film with a bebop heart, its lyrical use of light and sound still looks and sounds fabulous, nearly 60 years after it was made."

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