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The Hasher's Delerium

by Nicholas Sammond

In this 1910 short by animation originator Emile Cohl a man goes to a cafe and is ovewhelmed by hallucinations, perhaps brought on by drinking. The cartoon features Cohl's cutout technique, and a wide range of metamorphoses that reveal what Eisenstein called its "plasmaticness." The boundaries between language and image, and between one object/person and the next are all up for grabs, as animation calls the "real" into question.

The Hasher's Delerium

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A man goes to a restaurant and hallucinates wildly.

from The Hasher's Delerium (1910)
Creator: Emile Cohl
Distributor: Gaumont
Posted by Nicholas Sammond