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Fiddle-de-dee (1947)

A film made without a camera, made by painting directly on the film.

Director:

Norman McLaren
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A film fantasy of dancing music and dancing color. Listen to the Mocking Bird played by an oldtime fiddler, brilliant patterns ripple, flow, flicker and blend. A Norman McLaren painting on film, translates sound into sight. Written by Anonymous

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Listen to the Mocking Bird
Lyrics by Septimus Winner and music by Richard Milburn
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Well Made and Entertaining
27 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Fiddle-de-dee (1947)

*** (out of 4)

If you're not familiar with the animated work of Norman McLaren you should know that he's not going to be for everyone. I think some people could easily lose their mind watching his film but for the most part I've found them to be interesting and entertaining. This one here basically has all sorts of bizarre images playing out in front of our eyes. The best way to describe it is that we're given a square image and inside that image we get a wide range of uses of colors and shapes. McLaren was certainly an experimental filmmaker so I'm sure a hundred different people could watch this film and each of them would walk away with a different idea as to what it's about. I'm sure if you're tripping on LSD the film would be even more entertaining with its bizarre colors and images. Either way, the film is certainly well- made.


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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1947 (UK) See more »

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