Saturday Morning Cartoons: Pines of Rome

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ottorino Respighi's symphonic poem Pines of Rome presnts a sonic picture of pine trees throughout the city at different times of the day, like a sonic version of Monet's haystacks.

In Disney's remake of Fantasia in 2000, the animators used the Pines of Rome to depict the journey of a young whale, intermingling with a flock of birds, exploring a deep underwater cave, then flying through a thunderstorm with a pod of whales.

Kenneth Anger's 1947 avant-garde film Fireworks chronicles the mundane tasks of a man getting ready before he is confronted and mutilated by Navy sailors.


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