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Norman McLaren’s Le Merle

Le Merle (the Blackbird) is a cutout animation directed in 1958 by cinematic innovator Norman McLaren. Based on a French-Canadian folksong, the story tells of a bird who loses a beak, a neck, eyes, wings, legs, etc, and then finds them in duplicate and triplicate.

In the archives: McLaren’s Spook Sport and Boogie Doodlemore 1950s greatness, and one more from the National Film Board of Canada: How Do They Recycle Steel?

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