A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting

A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting

1946 | 3 min
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Isle of the Dead, by the nineteenth-century painter Arnold Boecklin, is the subject of this McLaren film experiment. The spectral island wakes to mysterious life, flickers in an ethereal light and fades again into the dark--the whole effect heightened by an interpretive musical score by composer Louis Applebaum. (Award: Salerno.)

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Credits
  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • producer
    Norman McLaren
  • animation
    Norman McLaren
  • music
    Louis Applebaum