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The Petrified Dog (1948) Online

The Petrified Dog (1948) Online
Original Title :
The Petrified Dog
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Movie / Short
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Sidney Peterson
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The Petrified Dog (1948) Online

A number of scenes are cut and assembled together to explore the meaning and interpretation of art. {locallinks-homepage}
Credited cast:
Marie Hirsh Marie Hirsh

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This short film is from a collection of experimental films entitled "Avant-Garde: Vol. 3:" and is from Disc 1. It's a collection of films that most folks today would probably care very little about, but for some reason I like seeing many of these unusual little art films. Perhaps you will also.

"The Petrified Dog" is an 18 minute film from Sidney Peterson. Despite being silent (there's no audible dialog), there is a VERY cacophonous musical accompaniment which I assume was only included to annoy the viewer. Some might see this as artsy, I see it as the act or a sadist. As for the action in the film, it's often quite surreal or keeps featuring closeups of the same ugly little girl making faces at the camera. Of all the films on Disc 1, this might just be the most annoying and difficult to watch--apart from his other film on the disc, "The Lead Shoes". Artsy? I dunno...it just seemed painful and bad. There must be better ways to spend your life than watching this one.