Experimental greats Willard Maas and Ben Moore created this controversial short film in 1955. The Mechanics of Love opens on a nude woman lying in bed, slowly turning her gaze toward the audience; a man disrobes, cloaked in shadows, and climbs on top of her. Rather than conventionally showing the couple making love, the filmmakers render the act into a prolonged montage of symbolic (occasionally phallic) objects and actions. Maas also uses a chopped and fragmented voice-over track—a technique familiarized in his Geography of the Body (1943).