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Love on the Wing

Synopsis
An early colour animation film by Norman McLaren. By using a ‘squiggle’ which is under constant metamorphasis into three characters, McLaren creates a tale of love as a means of promoting the then fledgling air mail service. The music is Jacques Ibert’s ‘Divertissement’.
Series
Britain in the Thirties
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. st. Dufaycolor. 4 min.
Year of production
1939
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
animation films; postal services

Credits

Director
Norman McLaren
Contributor
F Gamage; Frank H ‘Jonah’ Jones

Production Company

Name

GPO Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Post Office Film & Video Library

Email
poes@edist.co.uk
Phone
01795 426465
Fax
01795 474871
Address
c/o Post Office Education Services
PO Box 145
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1NH
Notes
Contact: Barry Wiles

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