“Le Merle” (1959) IMDb

Creators

Norman McLaren (director).

Categorization

Literal-minded visualization of a nonsensical French song (5 minutes).

Subject

A simple stick-figure blackbird loses some part of its body (starting with its beak) and then briefly regains it in triplicate along with all the other parts lost in earlier verses.

Commentary

“The Blackbird”, a bravura of playful metamorphosis.

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