Very Nice, Very Nice ~ Arthur Lipsett (1961)

Very Nice, Very Nice is a 7 minute long avant-garde collage film made by Arthur Lipsett in 1961, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

While working at the National Film Board, Lipsett collected pieces of audio from the waste bins and pieced them together as a hobby. When his friends heard the product of this they suggested that he add images to it. The result was this film. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects in 1962. Despite not winning the Oscar, this film brought Lipsett considerable praise from critics and directors. Stanley Kubrick was one of Lipsett’s fans, and asked him to create a trailer for his upcoming movie Dr. Strangelove. Lipsett declined Kubrick’s offer. Kubrick went on to direct the trailer himself; however, Lipsett’s influence on Kubrick is clearly visible in the released trailer.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 1962.

By 1970 this film had 200 prints in circulation. It is often shown at film festivals and in film schools.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Nice,_Very_Nice

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