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David Blyth, Circadian rhythms, 1976

Circadian rhythms was a 13-minute psychosexual drama. Filmmaker David Blyth was inspired by J. G. Ballard’s novel Crash (1973), and the silent surrealist film Un chien andalou (1929). The film was written by Blyth and Richard Von Sturmer and shot in black and white. It was based on dreams, and follows a young man (Derek Ward) through what appears to be an institution. It included a card-game sequence, shown here.

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Mark Williams, 'Experimental film - Experimentation expands, 1970s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/45037/david-blyth-circadian-rhythms-1976 (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014