Norman McLaren: The Master's Edition

  |  Buy to Own: 04/10/2010
  |  900 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A collection of works by the Scottish-born experimental filmmaker and animator. Norman McClaren, born in Stirling, Scotland, left Britain on the eve of WWII, eventually settling in Canada. There, he made his seminal work 'Neighbours' (1952) - a stark collection of images and sounds, hardly a movie at all, with a strong anti-war message. The picture was winner of several prestigious awards including an Academy award. This box set has been a long time in the making - The National Film Board of Canada wanted to display McLaren's art in a way that would let everyone appreciate his life's work. It was this that led to the production of this box set of seven DVDs, incorporating 58 McLaren films, 38 of them re-mastered for the occasion. Also included are many of his tests and unfinished films, which shed new light on his creative process and make it possible for the serious critic, student and film lover to discover the artist at work in his studio.