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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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Release Date:

1968 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Animation as art
26 March 2012 | by sbwoodsideSee all my reviews

This is film as art. Walking is known for being ground-breaking -- the interpretations of the movement of the human body in so many styles, some so natural and realistic they could almost pass for photography, others so abstract they are just a few dabs of paint. The extremes of perspective and style reflected the counterculture and psychedelic culture of the times. Ryan Larkin is an animator's animator, maybe he's not famous in pop culture, but he's famous in industry circles because he opened up new possibilities. Everyone walks all the time, in real life and in animation, and Larkin meditates on the possibilities in such a simple movement.


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