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Walking (1968)

En marchant (original title)
A cinematic portrait of people walking in their individual ways.

Director:

Ryan Larkin (uncredited)

Writer:

Ryan Larkin (concept)
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With the use of a wide assortment of techniques, the director and animator Ryan Larkin portrays vividly the diverse ways different people walk. As a result, the swagger of youth, the carefree stroll around the city, a woman's promenade in heels as well as the quiet and dawdling walk of the elderly, are all recorded with a lively curiosity. Written by Nick Riganas

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Animation | Short

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Country:

Canada

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1968 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Some interesting artwork...but not a particularly compelling film
2 November 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The film consists of various people walking and they are drawn in a variety of ways. As you see cartoons walk or outlines of people or sketches, music accompanies their every move. There really isn't anything more to the film.

WALKING was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short but in this day and age, I doubt if this would be possible. That's because the quality of the animation and stories has risen dramatically over the last decade or two and a pure art film like WALKING probably wouldn't be noticed. Sure, it has some lovely animation here and there, but this isn't consistent. Plus, there really is no plot to the film and even though it's only five minutes long, I have a hard time imagining people sticking with it to the end--I know I had to struggle. In many ways, it looks like an art house film and not much more.


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