Pssst, want to check out Neighbours in our new look?
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Watch it here: http://www.nfb.ca/film/neighbours_voisins/
Pac-Man references aside, I really thought the sound was astounding. From the wiki: "McLaren created the soundtrack of the film by scratching the edge of the film, creating various blobs, lines, and triangles which the projector read as sound."
Perhaps I haven't explored enough experimental film, but I haven't really been introduced to that technique before. McLaren created an impressive soundtrack with no instruments; how cool is that?
What a wonderful short! Very inspirational for filmmaking, the sound was charming too.
Watching this i couldn't help thinking it's a shame that decades after and with more technology, places like Youtube never really lived up to producing lots more of this sort of creativity.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!
In 4 official lists
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This movie ranks #11 in Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation
This movie ranks #40 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
This movie ranks #128 in TSPDT's Brief Encounters
This movie ranks #185 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey