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Norman McLaren

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A Chairy Tale
In this Oscar -nominated short film, a chair, animated by Evelyn Lambart, refuses to be sat upon, forcing a young man to perform a sort of dance with the chair. The musical accompaniment is by Ravi Shankar and Chatur Lal.…
Neighbours
In this Oscar -winning short film, Norman McLaren employs the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors. The story is a parable about two people who come to blows over the possession of…
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance - The Beginnings of Ciné-Dance (1894-1946)
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt…
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Pas de deux
Norman McLaren takes a look at the choreography of ballet, with cinema effects that are all that you would expect from this master of improvisation in music and illustration. By exposing the same frames as many as ten times, the…