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Boogie Doodle

Canada, 1948 (MIFF 1954, New Ideas)

Director: Norman McLaren

One of the earlier of the McLaren experimental films. An abstract film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Amnions and "doodle*' drawn by Norman McLaren combine to make a rhythmic, brightly coloured film experiment.

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