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Neighbours (1952)

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A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

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This film, shot in pixilation (a kind of stop-motion animation with actors), is about two neighbours who come to barbaric blows over a flower that straddles the property line. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Love your neighbor, meaning, to treat others as you would have them treat you.


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When shown for the Academy Awards, the section when the characters murder each other's wives and children was edited out, and so it remained for 15 years for distribution in the USA - until the director, pressed by viewer complaints, had the film restored to the original. See more »

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A true classic
15 February 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

This eight minutes film is the most know work of animation and experimentation wizzard Norman McLaren. It is as fresh as it was en the early fifties, and also as much disturbing. But the message is (sadly) still OK today. The story is about two friendly neighbourgs taking some fresh air near their fence. Suddenly a flower grows. And the two men kill each other for knowing which side of the land belongs the flower. All this without words, but with experimental music that McLaren had draw on the movie tape.


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