SPOOK SPORT
A Graveyard Gamble

by Mary Ellen BUTE & Norman MCLAREN & Ted NEMETH
1939 / 35mm / color / sound / 1S / 7' 54




“Animated by McLaren, utilizing his adroit ink-on-film technique, Bute’s film visualizes Saint Säen’s music. It features colored globes, ellipses, and triangles that move ghost-like over monochromatic backgrounds, communicating the notion of spirits rising from a graveyard. Commercially Bute’s most successful animation, it ran for months at Radio City Music Hall.” —Jan-Christopher Horak

Music: Camille Saint-Säens

Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

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distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 32,00 €