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A superb visual trick that will mystify its audience, this animated film transforms the commonplace into magic.

  • director
    André Leduc
    Jean-Jacques Leduc
  • cinematography
    Eric Chamberlain
  • editing
    Werner Nold
  • producer
    Robert Forget
  • music
    R. Vaughan Williams


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Ages 11 to 17

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2 | Guide 3

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Science - Physical Science

This intriguing short leaves a lot of room for the imagination. What is it? What’s going on? An activity as mundane as making popcorn becomes an attractive, impressive physical and natural phenomenon. After screening the film, ask students to explain the phenomenon in scientific terms. Also, taking inspiration from the artistic approach in the film, ask students to pick their own natural phenomena and reveal their aesthetic qualities.

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