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McLaren, Norman 1914-1987

Works: 523 works in 1,178 publications in 6 languages and 5,257 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Animated films  Experimental films  Interviews  Coming-of-age films  Documentary films  Biography  Silent films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director, Film editor, Restager , Interviewee, Producer, Animator , Illustrator, Editor, fmk, Other, Performer, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Artist, Creator, Narrator, ani
Classifications: PN1997.A2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Norman McLaren
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Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in French and held by 450 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 )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 267 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. 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( Visual )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member 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. 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
Cut-up the films of Grant Munro( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 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
Neighbours by Norman McLaren( Visual )

21 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member 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
Indian summer original soundtrack music by Pete Seeger( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman McLaren by Donald McWilliams( Visual )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Creative Process, director Donald McWilliams demystifies the process of artistic creation. Drawing on McLaren's private film vaults --a gold mine of experimental footage and uncompleted films--McWilliams explores McLaren's methods and his daring forays into animated surrealism. He reveals sources of McLaren's creativity, showing how they were transformed into cinema.--In Selected Films, 14 works reflect the stunning diversity of Norman M'cLaren's moviemaking interests and works. Titles include: Neighbours, Begone Dull Care, Pas de deux, Boogie-Doodle, Synchromy, Mosaic, A Phantasy, Blinkity Blank, Le Merle, Lines-Horizontal, A Chairy Tale, Animated Motion: Part 5, New York Lightboard Record and Narcissus.--DVDs' container
The animation of Alexeïeff( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 90 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
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 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film critic Leonard Maltin selects some of his favourite animated films from the NFB
Selected films Norman McLaren by Norman McLaren( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 65 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. Award winner
Le merle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and French and held by 65 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
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
Boogie doodle by Norman McLaren( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
Begone dull care by Norman McLaren( Visual )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member 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
Narcissus narcisse by Norman McLaren( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 49 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
Opening speech McLaren( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated cartoon in which a microphone becomes a source of frustration to Norman McLaren in his attempt to deliver a speech of welcome. Shows the microphone as it comes to life and exhibits surprising temper, reluctance, and guile
We live in two worlds the GPO Film Unit Collection vol. 2 by Great Britain( Visual )

9 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 43 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
La danse vue par Norman McLaren( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of three dance films by Canadian film director Norman McLaren
A Chairy Tale by Norman McLaren( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.34 for Mon oncle ... to 0.90 for Le cinéma ...)

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Norman McLaren Canadees filmregisseur (1914-1987)

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Norman McLaren Scottish-born Canadian experimental animator and film director

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