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Perhaps the only film whose content is totally based on the musical form known as canon. The first sequence is a simple demonstration of the canon "Frere Jacques" where four cubes dance and... See full summary »

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Norman McLaren (as McLaren & Munro), Grant Munro (as McLaren & Munro)
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Perhaps the only film whose content is totally based on the musical form known as canon. The first sequence is a simple demonstration of the canon "Frere Jacques" where four cubes dance and combine with one another on a checkerboard. The second sequence show four little human-like figures dancing in space. The third and most elaborate sequence shows a human going through several strange gesticulations. Through multiple printing we realize that the man, as in the previous sequences, is part of a visual canon and is making the gestures to himself. As we hear variations on the canonic theme so too do we witness visual variations: a woman and cat enters the canon. To show the musical technique of inversion, the image of the man is printed upside down. Written by Bob Kosovsky <bkosovsky@nypl.org>

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28 February 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

For a music teacher - a good didactic tool. for a child - a delight. for an ordinary viewer - support for a trip across his memories. short- a lovely film for the splendid art of a director knowing to seduce. because its simplicity does a beautiful effect. giving a lovely, unique trip in the essence of fascinating pure joy , using characters and simple song.


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Canada

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English

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1 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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