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Boogie-Doodle (1948)

| Animation, Short
From the opening credits: "An experimental film (...) made without camera, by drawing directly upon 35 mm film with an ordinary pen and ink." Various abstract shapes interact and transform into one another.

Director:

Norman McLaren
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From the opening credits: "An experimental film (...) made without camera, by drawing directly upon 35 mm film with an ordinary pen and ink." Various abstract shapes interact and transform into one another.

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Country:

Canada

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Also Known As:

Каракули в стиле буги See more »

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Mono (Solo Art Recording)

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Color
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The credits list only two people, composer Albert Ammons for "boogie" (music) and animator Norman McLaren for "doodle" (drawings). See more »

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Do the Boogie Doodle
27 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Boogie-Doodle (1948)

*** (out of 4)

If there was ever a film that delivered the goods on what a title promised it was this Norman McLaren short. Basically we have a boogie song playing in the background as various shapes take form on the screen.

McLaren was the master of experimental images so trying to describe his work is often hard to do. The best way to break it down is that there's what appears to be a ball bouncing around to the music while various other animated images are moving. There's certainly nothing ground-breaking here and it's not going to appeal to everyone but I found it to be quite original and entertaining. The animation itself blends in well with the soundtrack and makes for a nice picture.


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