Half-remembered NFBfilter
June 12, 2010 2:48 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember the title of an animated NFB of Canada short done back in the 60s about the insecurities at play in human interactions. The characters were veiwed mostly in profile, then cross-sectioned so you could see the inner workings of their psycho-mechanics. I think the animator's last name was mostly made of consonants.
posted by bonobothegreat to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Just in case it might jogs someone's memory, I think people had a little tadpole-like spirit inside their bodies that would climb a ladder to look out the eyes, basically driving them around like a tank.
posted by bonobothegreat at 3:21 PM on June 12, 2010

I'm not familiar with the short, but could the animator be Zlatko Grgić?
posted by iconomy at 3:48 PM on June 12, 2010

No, I remember the visual style being a bit more austere. Maybe more like George Rouault.

...but I enjoyed watching Grgic's "Hot Stuff" again!
posted by bonobothegreat at 4:15 PM on June 12, 2010

I was just going on your "made of consonants" comment ;)

Maybe he/she is in this list?
posted by iconomy at 5:24 PM on June 12, 2010

Thanks. Bretislav Pojar looks about right stylistically but I can't find the short anywhere under his name. It was probably made by an Eastern European person but maybe I was wrong to assume that it was produced at the NFB.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:21 PM on June 12, 2010

Pojar's "To See or Not to See"?
posted by lunaazul at 10:48 PM on June 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

Bang on the mark, lunaazul! Thank you.

...and thanks for putting me on the right track, iconomy.

Askme is a fantastic resource.
posted by bonobothegreat at 10:42 AM on June 13, 2010

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