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Pas de deux (1968)

Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Director:

Norman McLaren
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Mercier Margaret Mercier ... Dancer
Vincent Warren ... Dancer
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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

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Created using an optical printer to reprint images from one frame onto another. See more »

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Talk about serendipity --
16 July 2007 | by rulerattray-2See all my reviews

In 1969 I went to a middle-class matinée showing of "Easy Rider". At the break, we all got up to leave, happily surfeited with the phony, sad (and politically correct for the times) ending. Any southern redneck would shoot a hippy on sight. Okay. We bought that and started shifting around in preparation to leaving.

Then as I remember it, a single word appeared on a dead black screen. "Duo". A back-lit ballerina pirhoutted across that screen and danced away from her own still image. She did it again. We were mesmerized.

Ten seconds of stunned silence followed the last frame. The applause that followed had a quality I can only describe as "awed".

Breathtakingly beautiful, that's all.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

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Release Date:

October 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballerina Margaret Mercer See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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