The 1950s were a busy, productive decade for Lotte Reiniger, that unequaled creator of silhouette movies. Her elaborately edged and articulated figures, pure black against a gouache of grey, gave an air of eavesdropping on something private. Also, the scores provided, as here, by Freddie Phillips, offer an eminently suitable accompaniment to the humorous story of how a clever tailor outwits a kingdom and two giants.
Although this is a shorter version of the Gallant Little Tailor than offered by the Brothers Grimm, it fills up its ten minutes highly amusingly. As with almost all her work, all I can do is tell you this is up to her impeccable standards and to go and look at it right now.
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