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Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Norman McLaren

Length:

5 minutes

Format:

16mm

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1936 - First Prize

Description:

"A five minute abstract film using live action, slow motion and shots showing the interplay of lights on coloured paper. Although the film was silent, its accompanying gramophone record married so well that the film was perceived as a sound film" ("McLaren and Grierson: Intersections").

Resources:

In 1936, this film earned McLaren the attention of Scottish Amateur Film Festival judge John Grierson, who would later invite McLaren to work with the General Post Office (GPO) Film Unit, and the National Film Board of Canada.

This film no longer exists; Terence Dobson's article "McLaren and Grierson: Intersections" notes that the only version of the film was worn out after repeated screenings at the Glasgow School of Art.

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Screenings:

  • Screened in competition in the Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1936, Glasgow, Scotland

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