Animation Theatre 1

Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I could not understand the Norman McLaren's animations. Probably, I was on the different wave and couldn't catch the mood or I have different taste, which discord with these animations.

Norman McLaren Begone dull care 1949

And ?

The Pas de Deux(1968)

I am not telling that these animations are bad. They are good, especially The Pas de Deux - beautifully made and perfectly delivered to the audience.
I just didn't like it.

Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney.

Fantasia - lo schiaccianoci

Fantasia - Russian flowers

Fantasia - Night on Bold Mountain

The brilliant atmosphere: from dancing psychedelic mushroom in chinese style to demon from the mountain. And the musical illustration is delightfully performed by orchestra.
Back to childhood.


tutorphil said...

Norman isn't for everyone... and yes, Fantasia is always a heady return to Christmas Eve and Halloween and childhood pleasures - the primal appeal of Disney, I guess.

anewman said...

I don't even know what to say :(

Jackie said...

I was surprised that I actually liked the Norman McLaren stuff - watching the 'Begone Dull Care' piece was almost like suffering from synesthesia! The exuberant piano and the deep thumping bass seemed just right along side the hectic images...
what did you think of the Lotte Reiniger silhouettes?

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