In this movie filmed in the beautiful “De Ploeg”, a former factory designed by Gerrit Rietveld on the outskirts of Eindhoven, the ringing of an alarm clock triggers a chain of events that opens umbrellas, spins paper windmills, starts a fire and releases a set of parachuting toy animals.
Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine) is best described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist.
Besides doing what Rube Goldberg machines do best – performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction – Melvin has an identity.
Actually, the only purpose of this machine is promoting its own identity!
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