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Pas de deux (1968)

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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

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Glad I Gave This A Second Look
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, am I glad I decided to give this animated short feature a second look. I only last two minutes the first time and thought to myself, "Unless you are ballet dancer or big fan of ballet, this film would be almost impossible to like and sit through." Watching 13 minutes of two silhouetted-illuminated ballet dancers do their thing against a black background would be unbelievably boring.

Well, I was wrong.

Norm McClaren proves once again you don't need bold colors to make an incredible visual feast. This is black-and-white and words almost are too difficult to come by in trying to explain, without getting technical, how beautiful this film looks.

One female dancer morphs into two and then back to one several times. After about five minutes, she is joined by a male dancers and the images really get wild. I don't think I've seen two more graceful figures than these two.

I admit my mind wandered off track a couple of brief times but for most of this, I was totally mesmerized. This movie was part of the DVD "Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites From The National Film Board Of Canada.


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