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Seven Surprizes (1963)

A compilation of seven shorts made for the National Film Board of Canada. Features the NFBC shorts, "Nahanni," "Le Merle," "A Chairy Tale," "The Cars in Your Life," "Corral," "Wrestling," and "Neighbors."
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A compilation of seven shorts made for the National Film Board of Canada. Features the NFBC shorts, "Nahanni," "Le Merle," "A Chairy Tale," "The Cars in Your Life," "Corral," "Wrestling," and "Neighbors."

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Originally played at the Beechnut Theatre at the 1964 New York World's Fair. It was so popular that Harvey Chertok picked it up and distributed it nationally. See more »

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the 7th surprize is the best
23 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't remember much about the other six surprizes except that I found them entertaining, but when I was a kid I'd always seek this movie out on TV because of that last short.

It's about two guys who are the best of neighbors, until the day a beautiful flower springs up right on the boundary between their two yards. One guy builds a picket fence that puts the flower on his property, the other guy moves the fence so that the flower belongs to him, and they eventually get into a life-or-death battle over it.

The thing that made it so fascinating to me as a kid was the fact that this is the first time I ever saw stop-motion animation using human subjects. One part in particular shows the two men zipping all over the place while floating around off the ground, and the only way I can imagine that it was done was for the actors to jump up and down repeatedly, kicking their heels back each time--and then the frames of their feet touching the ground were excised, leaving only the airborne bits to run together. It creates a incredibly cool effect.

The film gets almost scary at the end as the battle for the flower turns grisly. I haven't seen SEVEN SURPRIZES for several decades but that last short still stays in my memory.


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