Norman McLaren: The Masters Edition: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur, Wolf Koenig, Norman McLaren

Norman McLaren: The Masters Edition: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur, Wolf Koenig, Norman McLaren
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Although his name is a hardly a household word, Norman McLaren ranks among the most significant figures in the history of world animation. Other artists created films; McLaren created ways of making films. He drew scratched and painted images directly onto blank film stock for “camera-less animation.” He combined slow-motion photography and multiple exposures to reveal the patterns created by dancers’ movements in Pas de Deux. He moved actors and full-sized props in Neighbors, his Oscar-…

Influenced by surrealism and his passion for music and dance, controversial abstract filmmaker Norman McLaren is heralded as a ground-breaking visionary. From his early cinematic experiments in Scotland in 1933 to his final film for the National Film Board of Canada in 1983, McLaren’s work is remarkable for its inventiveness, research and humanism. This carefully restored collection of 58 of his films includes the Oscar-winning “Neighbors” (1952) and several unfinished and formerly lost …

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Norman McLaren: The Masters Edition: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur, Wolf Koenig, Norman McLaren