Director: Norman McLaren
Norman McLaren's 59th film, which opened the 1983 World Film Festival in Montreal, is one of the most ambitious in his long career, which started in 1933. The film is based on the Greek myth of the native youth who falls in love with his own image, and becomes the victim of excessive self love.
As in his previous dance film, "Pas De Deux', 1967, McLaren has chosen dance over animation as the more subtle vehicle for portraying human emotion. The dancers are principals from the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Cleveland Ballet, and Les Grands Ballets Canadians.
Premiered at Cannes Film Festival, The Best of Norman McLaren contains 11 of McLaren's most impressive, short, animated films - carefully restored by the National Film Board of Canada and transferred… More »
A short account of the work of Norman McLaren and some of his unusual techniques. ... More »
A surrealistic abstract with an unusual sound track consisting of synthetic sound in conjunction with music for saxophone. ... More »
A parable in which McLaren uses people and natural backgrounds, as well as a few drawn ones, for the first time. Sound is drawn direct on to the film. ... More »
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 m… More »