Tops (from Stars of Jazz)

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 26, 2015

This music turns this careful arrangement of spinning, careening objects into a dance film. It’s nice, but not quite like the stratsopheric tops film they’ll make next time. We don’t really think of filmmakers, directors, etc., redrafting or revisiting or taking another whack at their previous projects. Why not though? Painters do it, all the time. This is another benefit of, another insight opened up by the Eames’ insistently non-feature filmmaking.

I like the child designs on the paper on the floor, and that one amazing top with all of the other tops built right into it.