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A Chairy Tale (1957)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 1957 (USA)
An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

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Claude Jutra
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Uncredited cast:
Claude Jutra ... Young man (uncredited)
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Storyline

A young man wishes to sit down on a plain white chair in order to read. The chair resists this whole idea strenuously. Finally the young man admits defeat and sits on the floor. But left on its own the chair becomes lonesome... The music is provided by Ravi Shankar, years before the Beatles spread his name far and wide. Written by David Badger

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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

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Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Cadeira See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It's amazing how much personality they gave the chair!
18 December 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very unusual short film about a man and a very strange chair! When he tries to sit in it, it moves away and eventually the man chases the chair in a vain attempt to catch it. However, after he accepts this and just sits on the floor, the chair returns and begins bothering him--wanting the man to accept him but STILL not sit on him! This is all very strange but the film makers manage to milk a lot out of what they've got to work with--and that is a man, a tiny plain set and a chair. Using stop-motion and their imaginations, they manage to spin a tale that actually kept me watching it--and you wouldn't think a chair film could do this! Plus, it sure helped that the film ended so well.

Clever, strange and totally unique--this short from the Canadian National Film Board is well worth seeing.


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