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Begone Dull Care (1950)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Music | 1950 (Canada)
Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio.
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An experimental film, consisting of abstract shapes and colors shifting to the rhythm and variations in the music. This short was made by painting directly onto a film strip. Written by kemie

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Animation | Short | Music

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The technique used to create the images in the film is called camera-less animation. Images are painted directly on blank film stock or, in some instances, etched from the black emulsion of exposed film stock. See more »

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Referenced in McLaren on McLaren (1983) See more »

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Begone Dull Care showcases Oscar Peterson jazz over images by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart
29 December 2007 | by tavmSee all my reviews

With the recent death of jazz great Oscar Peterson, Amid at Cartoon Brew showed his tribute by linking from YouTube two animated shorts scored by him. One was directed by John Hubley. This one, Begone Dull Care, was done by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart with the abstract paint done directly on film. Peterson provides three jazz pieces with the second one just played to white lines on black background and the other two mixed with that and various other colors, mostly red. Wonderful Jackson Pollock-like images that might have inspired many a trip during the '60s! What a great tribute to a recently departed music genius from Canada.


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Official Sites:

NFB [Canada] (French)

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Canada

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Release Date:

1950 (Canada) See more »

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A Phantasy in Colors See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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