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Hangman, The

Synopsis
This short film, composed of paintings by Paul Julian, and accompanied by Maurice Ogden’s poem tells the story of a hangman who arrives at a town and executes its citizens one by one. As each citizen is executed, the others are afraid to object out of fear that they will be next. Finally there is nobody remaining in the town except the Hangman and the narrator of the poem, who himself becomes the final victim.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1964
Subjects
Arts and Humanities
Keywords
animation films; ethical issues

Credits

Producer
Les Goldman
Writer
Maurice Ogden
Art Direction
Paul Julian
Contributor
Paul Julian

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Availability
Sale
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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