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Isle of the Dead

Canada, 1946 (MIFF 1956, Dead in Focus)

Director: Norman McLaren

The spectral island wakes to mysterious life, flickers in a corpse &ndash: candle light and fades again into the dark.

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Le Merle

"Mon Merle", an old French folksong, sung by the Trio Lyrique of Montreal, tells the story of a happy-go-lucky bird who loses his neck, beak. wings and eyes but immediately sets about retrieving ... More »

A Chairy Tale

McLaren used pixillation techniques in this comedic duel between a young boy and a kitchen chair. ... More »

Pas de deux

Two of Canada's leading ballet dancers, Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren, are clad in white and their pas de deux filmed against a black stage. For his 48th experimental film, Norman McLaren plays ... More »

Pas De Deux

McLaren employed a multi-image technique to film two ballet performets in this study in the grace of dance. It was filmed against a black backdrop with rear lighting oudining the white-clad dancers ... More »

Serenal

Norman McLaren salutes the West Indies, etching and painting the spirit of fiesta - fireworks and all - in response to an Island tune. ... More »

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A 'film poster' publicising a wartime government bond campaign, using the technique of drawing with pen and ink directly on 35mm film. ... More »

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