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Growing Pains

Abstract realisation of Anais Nin's poem to evoke the watery depths of the lost Atlantis, glimpsed as in a dream, with layer on layer of forms and colours interposed between the dreamer and his vision. ... Read more
Paving textures and patterns are brought into motion, approximating the abstract by stop-motion animation and editing, while the camera participates rhythmically. ... Read more
A cartoon film, hand-drawn in colour by Norman McLaren, in which a hen &ndash: and even as an egg with feet &ndash: dances to the old &ndash: time waltzes and reels of French-Canadian barn dance music. ... Read more
The Wood Green Jazz Club meets at "The Fishmongers Arms." Mamma Don't Allow is an impression of one evening at the club. The makers wanted to make a film about jazz in London, went to Wood Green, and were struck by its happy, lively atmosphere and clientele. ... Read more
A large collection of children's toys are used as the basis for a fast &ndash: moving animated impression of a circus parade, set to suitable music. ... Read more
Strongly influenced by psychological thought, the film purports to be a revelation of Dali's subconscious experiences. An attempt to show a subjective analysis of the subconscious, the film consists of surrealist images, each of symbolic significance. ... Read more
An imaginatively presented recipe for a vegetable pie. Len Lye is famous for his earlier abstract films, "Trade Tattoo" and "Colour Box" produced for the A.P.O. Film Unit. ... Read more
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