Hans Richter - Dreams That Money Can Buy
Hans Richter – Dadaist, painter, film theorist and filmmaker – was for four decades one of the most influential members of the cinematic avant-garde. Richter assembled some of the century’s liveliest artists as co-creators of Dreams That Money Can Buy, his most ambitious attempt to bring the work of the European avant-garde to a wider cinema audience.
Joe, a young man down on his luck, discovers he has the power to create dreams, and sets up a business selling them to others. The ‘dreams’ he gives to his clients are the creations of Max Ernst, Fernand Lger, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder and Richter himself, and the result is by turns playful, hypnotic, satirical, charming and nightmarish. Dreams That Money Can Buy is a film in seven segments namely:
* Desire Director, Writer – Max Ernst
* The Girl with the Prefabricated Heart Director, Writer – Fernand Lger
* Ruth, Roses and Revolvers Director, Writer – Man Ray
* Discs Director, Writer – Marcel Duchamp
* Ballet Director, Writer – Alexander Calder
* Circus Director, Writer – Alexander Calder
* Narcissus Director, Writer – Hans Richter
* 3 short films by Hans Richter: Rhythmus 21 (1921); Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928) and Everyday (1929)
* Bonus alternative soundtrack by The Real Tuesday Weld
* Filmed interview with The Real Tuesday Weld and Cibelle on composing the soundtrack
* Fully illustrated 28-page booklet containing an interview with Hans Richter, film notes, biographies, credits and details on The Real Tuesday Weld.