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

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Norman McLaren
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Complete credited cast:
Margaret Mercier Margaret Mercier ... Dancer
Vincent Warren 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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Country:

Canada

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October 1968 (USA) See more »

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Duo See more »

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A revolutionary film, deserving of its place in the history of animation
14 October 1999 | by stonSee all my reviews

The thing about this film is that yes, it is a little hard to approach. It was made in the context of the world of animation in 1968. No one had ever done anything like this before. McLaren chose the dance as the subject for his film not necessarily because he loved ballet (though I would guess he probably _did_ like ballet) but because the form of the dance very much lended itsself to the technique being employed (among other less craft-oriented and more art-oriented decisions). The technique used in this film had never been seen before. We look at it now and it seems like nothing special, but no one had ever thought of this multiple-exposure technique before McLaren. This is generally considered to be McLaren's magnum opus, and it is valuable viewing by any student of animation. Wathing it not as entertainment, though, but with an eye toward composition, staging, timing, and so on.


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