Keeping Score

Keeping Score

2 Episodes

Norman McLaren’s hand-painted short film joins Oscar Peterson for a jam session, then Miles Davis lends Louis Malle’s proto–New Wave crime film an effortlessly cool counterpoint.

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Keeping Score
  • Begone Dull Care

    Episode 1

    Directed by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart • 1949 • Canada

    In this extraordinary short animation, Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren painted colours, shapes, and transformations directly on to their filmstrip. The result is a vivid interpretation, in fluid lines and color, of jazz music played...

  • Elevator to the Gallows

    Episode 2

    Directed by Louis Malle • 1958 • France

    For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Pari...