Sunday, January 27, 2008

Norman McLaren

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1987 of film maker Norman McLaren. His films won many awards.

Spook Sport (1940):

Begone Dull Care (1949) is a visual interpretation of an Oscar Peterson piece:

His best-known film is the disturbing short Neighbors (1952), which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subjects):

Blinkity Blank (1955) won the Palme d'Or:

A Chairy Tale (1957) has music by Ravi Shankar:

Pas de Deux (1968) won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Animated Film:

The National Film Board of Canada has information on his life and work.

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