WorldCat Identities

McLaren, Norman 1914-1987

Works: 473 works in 922 publications in 5 languages and 4,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Experimental films  Film catalogs  Fiction  Short films  Catalogs 
Roles: Director, Author, Film editor, Producer, Animator , Interviewee, Illustrator, Editor, fmk, Performer, Other, Artist, Scenarist, Creator, Narrator, ani
Classifications: PN1997.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Norman McLaren
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Most widely held works by Norman McLaren
Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in French and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan comes to live with a foster family in a Canadian mining village, and becomes a part of the comical foibles and heartbreaks of a small French-Canadian town
Norman McLaren the master's edition = Norman McLaren : l'intégrale by Norman McLaren( Visual )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 265 WorldCat member 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, featuring 40 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
Pas de deux by Norman McLaren( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the grace, beauty, and movement of the classical ballet form through the use of strobe-like or multi-image patterns. Features Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Cut-up the films of Grant Munro( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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
Leonard Maltin's animation favorites from the National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Maltin hosts a program comprised of his favorite animation from the National Film Board of Canada's vast library
The animation of Alexeïeff( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member 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
Indian summer original soundtrack music by Pete Seeger( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected films Norman McLaren( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of 14 short films made between 1940 and 1983 by animator/cinematographer and experimental film pioneer, Norman McLaren
Neighbours by Norman McLaren( Visual )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the destruction that ensues when conflict develops between two neighbors who come to blows over the possession of a flower that grows where their properties meet. The principles used to put drawings and puppets into motion are used to animate live actors
Le cinéma d'animation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
Creative Process Norman McLaren by Donald McWilliams( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member 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
The National Film Board of Canada a history( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an array of documentaries, animation films and fiction features which are offered as a sample of the films the Film Board has produced over the years
Narcissus Narcisse( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
Blinkity blank by Norman McLaren( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Oscar®-nominated short film, a chair, animated by Evelyn Lambart, refuses to be sat upon, forcing a young man to perform a sort of dance with the chair. The musical accompaniment is by Ravi Shankar and Chatur Lal. This virtuoso film is the result of a collaboration between Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra
We live in two worlds the GPO Film Unit Collection vol. 2 by Great Britain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This, the second of three volumes, covers the period 1936-1938 and represents the GPO Film Unit at its creative height - including much-loved classics such as Night Mail, the experimental animations of Len Lye and Norman McLaren, and Harry Watt's first forays into drama documentary with The saving of Bill Blewitt and North Sea, as well as other neglected works, many of which will be available for the first time since their original release" -- Container
Le merle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and French and held by 30 WorldCat member 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
Jutra( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mon oncle Antoine: A young boy's life in a small asbestos town in Quebec before the days of miner's unions
The eye hears, the ear sees( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gavin Millar talks with N. McLaren and G. Munro, and shows many examples of the development of the McLaren style, from his earliest to his most recent films
Boogie doodle by Norman McLaren( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An 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 rhythmic, brightly colored film experiment"--Film and video catalogue, 1984/85 / National Film Board of Canada
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Alternative Names
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