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McLaren, Norman 1914-1987

Works: 503 works in 1,426 publications in 4 languages and 5,327 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Animated films  Biography  Experimental films  Coming-of-age films  Interviews  Documentary films  Silent films  Compilation television programs 
Roles: Author, Director, Restager, Film editor, Interviewee, Producer, Animator, Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Performer, Scenarist, fmk, Other, Musician, Creator, Dedicatee, Narrator, ani
Classifications: PN1997.A2, 791.4372
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Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 458 libraries worldwide
A story set in a Quebec asbestos town in the early 1940s before the days of miners' unions. Uncle Antoine owns the general store and is the local undertaker, with his nephew Benoit as an occasional helper. On Christmas Eve a combination of events forces Benoit to face the harsher realities of life
Norman McLaren : the master's edition = Norman McLaren : l'intégrale by Donald McWilliams( visu )
43 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Brings together the complete works of Norman McLaren, from his initial experiments in Scotland in 1933 to his final NFB film in 1983. Features 58 films, tests, unfinished films and support material (photographs, audio clips and more), along with 15 original documentaries contextualizing McLaren's work and his creative process. In all, the compilation includes more than 130 video and audio documents, divided by theme
Pas de deux by Norman McLaren( visu )
39 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Norman McLaren takes a look at the choreography of ballet, with cinema effects that are all that you would expect from this master of improvisation in music and illustration. By exposing the same frames as many as ten times, the artist creates a multiple image of the ballerina and her partner (Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren). A bare, black stage and back-lit figures, plus the remote, airy music of panpipes, produce a quiet and detachment similar to that of Lines. A film without words
Indian summer : original soundtrack music by Pete Seeger( file )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Cut-up : the films of Grant Munro ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Features Munro classics like Three Blind Mice, Two Bagatelles, Christmas Cracker, Toys, The Animal Movie and the amazing pixilated masterpiece Neighbours--1953's Oscar winner for Best Short Film. Also included are hilarious live-action films as well as two "lost" Grant Munro and Norman McLaren collaborations
The animation of Alexeïeff ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
A collection that showcases the animation of acclaimed artist, Alexandre Alexeïeff, and his wife and collaborator, Claire Parker, famous for their pinscreen animation technique. Includes pinscreen films, advertisements made to be shown in movie theaters, photographs of Alexeïeff's still artworks, and documentaries about Alexeïeff and Parker that feature demonstrations of the pinscreen approach
Neighbours by Norman McLaren( visu )
21 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A parable about two people who, after living side by side in mutual friendliness and respect, come to blows over the possession of a flower that one day grows where their properties meet. McLaren employs principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors
Leonard Maltin's animation favorites from the National Film Board of Canada ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Leonard Maltin introduces each film in this collection of animated films from the National Film Board of Canada's library
Selected films : Norman McLaren by Norman McLaren( visu )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A selection of 14 short films made between 1940 and 1983 by animator/cinematographer and experimental film pioneer, Norman McLaren
Le cinéma d'animation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Coll."L'Eden CINEMA" dirigée par A. Bergala / Regroupe 30 films d'animation (de 1892 à 2004, en extraits ou entiers), représentatifs de la production de cinéma d'animation et ainsi que des différentes techniques, variété de thèmes abordés et nationalités de leurs réalisateurs
Narcissus = Narcisse by Norman McLaren( visu )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 49 libraries worldwide
In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a youth who rejected the love of the nymph Echo, as well as that of his hunting companion Ameinias, and instead became enchanted with his own reflection. Norman McLaren has based his last film on this legend and uses photographic techniques developed over a lifetime of experimentation to depict the young man's search for a physical beauty that does not exist outside himself. His totally introspective and selfish search for this supposed perfection leaves him a captive of his obsession. His longing for an always elusive image of himself is beautifully conveyed through a pas de deux in which his reflection seems to have no real physical substance and remains eternally out of reach. Together with the director's "Pas de deux" and "Ballet adagio", the film forms a remarkable trilogy
We live in two worlds : the GPO Film Unit Collection vol. 2 by Great Britain( visu )
10 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A collection of short films produced by the GPO Film Unit. The BFI National Archive, in partnership with BT, Royal Mail and The British Postal Museum and Archive, has curated and restored the output of short films produced by the GPO Film Unit from 1933-1940. The unit provided a spring board to many of the best-known and critically acclaimed figures in the British Documentary Movement, including John Grierson, Alberto Cavalcanti, Basil Wright and Harry Watt, alongside innovators and experimentalists such as Len Lye and Norman McLaren. This, the second of three volumes, contains the following titles: 'Rainbow Dance' (1936), 'Saving of Bill Blewitt' (1936), 'Calendar of the Year' (1936), 'Fairy of the Phone' (1936), 'Night Mail' (1936), 'Roadways' (1937), 'Trade Tattoo' (1937), 'Big Money' (1937), 'We Live in Two Worlds' (1937), 'N Or NW' (1937), 'A Job in a Million' (1937), 'Book Bargain' (1937), 'What's On Today' (1938), 'Love On the Wing' (1938), 'The Horsey Mail' (1938), 'Heavenly Post Office' (1938), 'News for the Navy' (1938), 'Mony a Pickle' (1938), 'North Sea' (1938), 'Penny Journey' (1938), 'The Tocher' (1938) and 'Gods Chillun' (1938)
Creative Process: Norman McLaren by Donald McWilliams( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A collage of radio and film interviews, art work, photos, home movies, completed films, and previously unreleased footage that reveals the creative process of animator, and experimental film pioneer Norman McLaren
Le merle by Norman McLaren( visu )
10 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In this film, Norman McLaren imparts unusual activity to an old French-Canadian nonsense song. Simple white cut-outs on pastel backgrounds, many by Evelyn Lambart, provide lively illustrations. The folksong "Mon Merle" is sung in French by the Trio Lyrique of Montréal
Caprice en couleurs Begone Dull Care by Norman McLaren( visu )
21 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Painting directly on film, the animators have created an interpretation in fluid lines and colour of jazz music played by the Oscar Peterson Trio
Blinkity blank by Norman McLaren( visu )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A Norman McLaren film experiment in the use of intermittent animation and spasmodic imagery. McLaren plays with the laws relating to persistence of vision and after-image on the retina of the eye. He engraves pictures on blank film, with percussive effects added in the same way
A Chairy Tale by Norman McLaren( visu )
18 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A fairy tale in the modern manner, told without words, about a youth and a common kitchen chair. When the young man tries to sit on a chair which declines to be sat upon, there is an ensuing struggle, first for mastery and then for understanding
Jutra ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Mon oncle Antoine: A young boy's life in a small asbestos town in Quebec before the days of miner's unions
Boogie-Doodle by Norman McLaren( visu )
9 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Animation film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Ammons and "doodle" drawn by Norman McLaren combine to make a brightly colored film experiment
Fiddle dee dee by Norman McLaren( visu )
14 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A sparkling visual interpretation of "Listen to the Mockingbird" as played by an old-time fiddler [Eugène Desormeaux]. Painting directly on the film, Norman McLaren translated sound into sight, creating this humorous gambol
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Alternative Names
Mac Laren, Norman
Mac Laren Norman 1914-1987
MacLaren, Norman
MacLaren, Norman 1914-
MacLaren Norman 1914-1987
Mc Laren, Norman
Mc Laren Norman 1914-1987
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Norman McLaren
Norman McLaren Canadees filmregisseur (1914-1987)
Norman McLaren dessinateur et cinéaste d'animation expérimentale
Norman McLaren kanadischer Trickfilmregisseur
Norman McLaren regista canadese
Norman McLaren skót származású kanadai rendező, forgatókönyvíró, animátor, 1914-87
Макларен, Норман
נורמן מקלארן
نورمان ماكلارين
نورمن مک‌لارن
マクラレン, ノーマン
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