This week’s mystery movie was the 2004 film “A Belated Premiere” on the amazing work of Alexander Shiryaev, written and directed by Viktor Bocharov, photographed by Inna Tiktinskaya, artwork by Yury Solovev and music by Sergei Banevich. It’s on YouTube in four parts.
See “Ghosts of ‘Nutcracker’ Past, Preserved on Film” by Marina Harss from the New York Times, Dec. 11, 2018.
Writing in the New York Times (Jan. 14, 2005), dance critic Anna Kisselgoff said the film fragments “look terribly modern” and called “Belated Premiere” “an eye-opening documentary.”
I have always wanted to do a mystery animated movie, but most of the available cartoons are way too familiar. This one is more obscure. But, trust me, it’s very cool.
For Tuesday, we have another animated sequence.
Update: This is “Cakewalk.”
Our mystery animator also did very clever stop-motion….
… which doesn’t translate well to screen grabs.
Update: This is “Pierrot-Artists.”
доверие мозга roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery кино and mystery мультипликатор).
For Thursday, here is the mystery animator himself, looking very much like Monday’s mystery photo.
Update: This is Alexander Shiryaev.
доверие мозга roll call: Sarah (mystery кино and mystery мультипликатор)
For Friday, our animator takes on an ambitious project: A stop-motion version of “La Bayadere.”
And here is our mystery animator later in life.
Update: Alexander Shiryaev.
доверие мозга roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery animator), Beach Gal (mystery films and mystery animator), Sue Slutzky (mystery films and mystery animator) and Sylvia E. (mystery films and mystery animator).