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Norman McLaren Quotes & Quotations
Norman McLaren
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    And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality - a consciousness of the human intelligence, the human spirit and that man is a social creature. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    By drawing or exposing two or more patterns on the same bit of film I can create harmony and textual effects. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    I don't know whether it ever comes back to the same thing; it does return to the spirit of a previous period in some way, but it's different, it's new. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    I like black and white films. I don't exactly know why - probably because there is a stylization which is removed from actual life, unlike a color film. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    So people will come along and do new things and sometimes return to the spirit of an earlier age. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    The good moral work of art should have all the qualities that a good amoral work of art should have, such as formal unity, balance, contrast, and a sensitivity to the material out of which it is made. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    The number of strokes to the inch controls the pitch of the note: the more, the higher the pitch; the fewer, the lower the pitch, the size of the stroke controls the loudness... the tone quality is the most difficult element to control, it is made by the shape of the strokes. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    The process of art evolving is always one which has fascinated me. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    Unless it's done superbly, as in the Japanese film Gate of Hell, color can be a very distracting element. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren
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    Well rounded forms gives smooth sounds; sharper or angular forms give harder and harsher sounds. Norman_McLarenNorman McLaren