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Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology
Directed by Mary Ellen Bute, Norman McLaren, Ted Nemeth • 1940 • United States
SPOOK SPORT announces itself as a new kind of film ballet comprised of “color, music, and movement” and is a lively interpretation of a night at a graveyard, where colored shapes representing bats, ghosts, and spooks jump, shimmy, bounce, glide, and spiral across the frame. Bute hired animator Norman McLaren to draw these forms directly onto the filmstrip.
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