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McLaren, Norman 1914-1987

Works: 571 works in 1,490 publications in 5 languages and 6,027 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Animated films  Biography  Experimental films  Drama  Documentary films  Coming-of-age films  Interviews  Silent films  Drawings 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Film editor, Interviewee, fmd, Producer, Animator , Editor, Illustrator, Other, Scenarist, Performer, Artist, Musician, Creator, Narrator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, ani
Classifications: PN1997.A2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Norman McLaren
Mon oncle Antoine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 448 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
Pas de deux by Norman McLaren( Visual )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 272 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
Norman McLaren : the master's edition = Norman McLaren : l'intégrale( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 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
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema.. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt dance, hand-painted in glowing colors. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis' innovations found their way into Diana the Huntress (1916) and Soul of the Cypress (1920). Highly cinematic renditions of dance evolved in Stella Simon's Hände (1928) and Hector Hoppin's Joie de vivre (1934). In counterpoint, ciné-dance experiments by Steiner, Bute, Fischinger, Crockwell, and Vorkapich dispensed with actual dancers in favor of color, shape, line, and form choreographed into abstract light-play.. 31 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Charles Allen, Grigory Alexandrov, Sara Kathryn Arledge, Frederick S. Armitage, Miklos Bandy, Norman Bel Geddes, David Bradley, Al Brick, Francis Bruguière, Mary Ellen Bute, W.L.K. Dickson, Sergei Eisenstein, Emlen Etting, Anthony Gross, William Heise, Hector Hoppin, Looney Lens, Norman McLaren, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Stella Simon, Ralph Steiner, Edmund Tisse, Willard Van Dyke, Slavko Vorpapich, James White.. "A joyous event ... 'movies as art' that not only succeed as challenging entertainment but also have proven to be hugely influential on the craft of cinema."--Chicago Tribune. "An abundance of early, rarely screened, completely restored experimental films ... Rich with inventive and curious experiments." - LA Weekly. Curated by Bruce Posner and Produced by David Shepard. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
Indian summer : original soundtrack music by Pete Seeger( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut-up : the films of Grant Munro( Visual )

4 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
Around is around is around is a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of the two 3-D films -- the first is Now Is the Time -- commissioned by the British Film Institute to Norman McLaren for the Festival of Britain. It photographs moving oscilloscope patterns given stereoscopic form through the control of different left-eye and right-eye image positions. Music by Louis Applebaum
Seven Till Five by Norman McLaren( Visual )

7 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film is an impressionist take on the life of an art school between 7a.m. and 5 p.m. Norman McLaren's student film was the first film to come out of the cinema program of the Glasgow School of Art.. In 1934, it won first prize at the Second Festival of Amateur Films in Glasgow
Alouette by Norman McLaren( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman McLaren and René Jodoin created this animated version of the popular French song, using simple drawings and paper cut-outs. The lyrics appear on the screen to encourage the audience to join in and sing along
The animation of Alexeïeff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 91 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
Now is the time : May, 1951 by Norman McLaren( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman McLaren's interest in static 3-D was primarily for its trompe l'oeil possibilities. One of the key people in the Telekinema venture was Raymond Spottiswoode who had worked at the National Film Board of Canada in the 1940s and was a friend of McLaren. He knew about McLaren's 3-D experiments and asked him if he could apply what he had learned from static 3-D drawing to 3-D motion pictures and make two 3-D films for the festival. They would be the first animation films in 3-D, and so McLaren would therefore be treading in unknown territory. McLaren said yes, made the two films in 2-D and transformed them into 3-D with an ingenious adaptation of animation and optical techniques. Now is the Time incorporated McLaren's famous technique of drawing directly onto film, and Around is Around is based upon filmed moving oscilloscope patterns. The sound for Now is the Time was created with McLaren's pioneering Animated Sound system, in which he photographed wave forms on the soundtrack area of the film--a way of making electronic music which predated the synthesizer. According to McLaren, the films were made in a mere five weeks
Neighbours by Norman McLaren( Visual )

20 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 81 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
Norman McLaren( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and French and held by 75 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
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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Maltin introduces each film in this collection of animated films from the National Film Board of Canada's library
Le cinéma d'animation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 64 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
Blinkity Blank by Norman McLaren( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 55 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
Selected films : Norman McLaren( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 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
Le merle by Norman McLaren( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 45 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
Begone dull care by Norman McLaren( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 42 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
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.26 for Seven Till ... to 0.89 for Le cinéma ...)

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Макларен, Норман

מק-לרן, נורמן, 1914-1987

מקלארן, נורמאן, 1914-1987

מקלרן, נורמן, 1914-1987

נורמן מקלארן

نورمان ماكلارين

نورمن مک‌لارن


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