Light Fantastick, The

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Light Fantastick, The

  • 1976 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- 16mm
  • A detailed retrospective of the animation film at the National Film Board of Canada, of the techniques employed and of the men and women who used them and, in some cases, invented them. Explains the techniques and clips from the films illustrate the often spectacular results. Included are Norman McLaren's hand drawn-on-film and pixillation techniques, the "sing-along" animated songs of the 1940's, Alexandre Alexeieff's pinscreen, Evelyn Lambart's fairy-tale cut-outs, Lotte Reiniger's delicate shadow puppets, Ryan Larkin's visual improvisations.
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Motion Pictures: Animation, Motion Pictures: History)