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    French arts student rag - Paris 1922.

    French art students of the Ecole des Beaux Arts execute cubism and futurism in effigy. Silly costume parade outside the school: students dressed up as various types of executioners w/ clubs & fake axes; Roman Catholic church officials; ancient soldiers; etc.; plus many just in suits or jackets. A few carry signs; not all legible but may say Mort a Futurism (Death to Futurism); etc.

    They stop and watch as one young man makes speech (perhaps reading the charges?). Then they perform the execution; w/ student in costume w/ big head mask portraying the unwanted artistic styles. He leans over block and execution pretends to chop and saw off his head; then holds it above. Finally; shot of the students lined up along a bridge; something which is probably the mask; goes flying into the river. Not sure what it is that these guys do like- -maybe surrealism and dada? Procession; education

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    British Pathé
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    Time in/Out:
    01:24:38:00 / 01:25:50:00
    ON 493 K
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    ON 493
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    Lifestyle & Culture
    ANNEESFOLLES Life in 1920s Paris
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