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Norman McLaren

Available films

Title: A Chairy Tale
Director: Jutra, Claude, McLaren, Norman
Year: 1957
Length: 09 min 53 s

A man’s relationship with a chair becomes a symbol of exploitation in this extraordinary absurdist fantasy directed by Claude Jutra and Norman McLaren. What if the revolt by this inanimate object led to a more egalitarian order of things?

Director
Norman McLaren

Director
Claude Jutra

Animation
Evelyn Lambart

Music
Ravi Shankar

Music
Chatur Lal

Music
Maurice Blackburn

Cast
Claude Jutra

Technique(s) used

Pixillation

Technical notes

Throughout his career, McLaren fielded many inquiries about his films and techniques, so he got into the habit of writing up technical notes for much of his work.

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