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Bottom’s Dream

Synopsis
Animation. A meditation on A Midsummer Night’s Dream blending pastels, pencil, water colour, and cels to evoke the clown’s bewildering experiences. Set to the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1983
Duration
6 mins

Credits

Director
John Canemaker
Cinematographer
John Canemaker
Writer
John Canemaker
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Animator
John Canemaker
Cast
Mary Bringlevoice of Titania (Titania)

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Released 2002 on DVD in the Canemaker compilation JOHN CANEMAKER: MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT TOON.
Awards
Best Short Film Golden Palm nomination 1984.

Production Company

Name

John Canemaker Productions

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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