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Lines Vertical/Lines Horizontal

Canada, 1960 (MIFF 1989, National Film Board of Canada Tribute – Norman McLaren Programme)

Director: Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart

An abstract film by McLaren and Evelyn Lambart in which a sheaf of lines gyrates, groups and re-groups in harmony to music. The musical accompaniment to Lines Vertical was composed and played by Maurice Blackburn; in Lines Horizontal, Pete Seeger plays the music on wind and string instruments. Judged best experimental film at the Venice Film Festival, 1960.

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