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Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Windmills
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A short film made by surrealist Dusan Marek after he settled in Adelaide, Windmills is based on drawings made by Adelaide schoolchildren, which Marek then animated. Alex Gerbaz describes it as 'a bright colour animation film with dark undertones':

Marek creates a surreal tale of a small boy who goes exploring at night. The townsfolk are negatively affected by his nocturnal presence: a weightlifter is struck and killed by an arrow, and his weights become light and float away; someone carrying a rock suddenly finds it floating upwards and then it lands on his head; another man shrinks into his hat and disappears. Finally a ship crashes with the boy on board, but he is revived by birds. (p.2)


Gerbaz, Alex. 'Innovations in Australian Cinema: An Historical Outline of Australian Experimental Film', Journal of the National Film and Sound Archives 3.1 (2008): 1-12.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Dusan Marek , 1963 .
      Extent: 7min.p.
      Description: Animated; colour
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