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Keep Your Mouth Shut Norman McLaren

The photographic representation of a human cranium turns into an animated skull, its eyes become swastikas, while the enemy, personified by a Hitler-spy ...

1944

Keep Your Mouth Shut

Animadoc
Canada
1944
3 minutes

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Norman McLaren
Norman McLaren
George Dunning
The photographic representation of a human cranium turns into an animated skull, its eyes become swastikas, while the enemy, personified by a Hitler-spy, learns important war secrets from its mouth. A drastic appeal and an intermediate stage on the filmmaker’s path from the concrete to abstraction.

---Grit Lemke