Joseph Cornell 1903-1972
Thimble Theater (1938)
Thimble Theater c. 1930s-1968; 6’55
by Joseph Cornell, completed by Lawrence Jordan
New music: Vintage organ music

Joseph Cornell's editing tactic is to seduce through the use of dislodged movie tropes. Hence the viewer is cut loose from any normal meanings to pursue the snippets of clips and fragments taken from long-forgotten obscure movies. One is encouraged to let the Cornellian montages wash over them in an endles reverie of ecstatic moments. - Bruce Posner