Thanks to Christina’s post for professor Carole Garmon’s Approaches to Video Art course I just saw a short, experimental film by Orson Welles titled The Hearts of Age (1934). I had never even heard of this bit of Bunuel-inspired craziness before, but it is absolutely wild. I mean what do we make of the old woman gyrating on the bell so suggestively that is being pulled by an actor in blackface, a plot line which develops in crazy ways. And Welles, once again, proves himself to be as genius as ever when it comes to acting, even in this silent. Which reminds me that the soundtrack on this version was composed and performed well after-the-fact by Larry Marotta, and it fits quite nicely.