The Drag

The Drag

| 8 min
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This colourful short animation traces the insecure protagonist's path to tobacco addiction after he discovers, as a teengaer, that smoking can make him "cool". His addiction follows him well into adulthood, until the scare of lung cancer forces him to face his demons. This funny yet cautionary tale is told by the protagonist as he sits on a psychiatrist's couch, his recollections amusingly illustrated in colourful vignettes of his past. Both entertaining and visually rich, the film is a deterrent against smoking drawn in typical '60s modernist/pop-art style.

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Credits
  • director
    Carlos Marchiori
  • animation
    Carlos Marchiori
  • producer
    Robert Verrall
    Wolf Koenig
  • script
    Guy Glover
  • photography
    Murray Fallen
  • sound editing
    Karl Duplessis
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
  • music
    Donald Douglas