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McLaren: Artist as Civil Servant 1941-1948

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A compilation of films made by Norman McLaren (working alone and in collaboration) from 1941-1948. Included are: Mail Early: A publicity clip for Canada Post (1 min. 40 sec.); V for Victory: A publicity message for a war bond campaign (2 min.); Five for Four: Wartime savings bond campaign publicity (2 min. 52 sec.); Hen Hop: A hen--sometimes as an egg with feet--dances to barn dance music (3 min. 17 sec.); Dollar Dance: Publicity trailer on wartime inflation and the role of price control (4 min. 5 sec.); Alouette: An item for inclusion in a sing-along series, Let's All Sing Together (No. 1) (2 min. 23 sec.); Keep Your Mouth Shut: Part of a wartime anti-gossip campaign (2 min. 22 sec.); C'est l'aviron: One of a serie of French-Canadian folk songs (3 min. 18 sec.); Là-haut sur ces montagnes: A folk song (3 min.); A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting: Experimental animation based on Isle of the Dead, by the nineteenth-century painter Arnold Boecklin (3 min. 10 sec.); Hoppity Pop: Coloured shapes dance to calliope music (2 min. 28 sec.); Fiddle-de-dee: A film fantasy of dancing music and dancing colour (3 min. 22 sec.); and La Poulette grise: A lullaby about the little grey hen who nests in the church, the little brown hen who nests in the moon, and others (6 min.).

1982, 44 min 57 s

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