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Charlie Co.

Directed by Nancy Edell
United Kingdom, 1972 (animation, 9 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Charlie Company"

Film Description:
"A procession of fantastic creatures from the worlds of H. Bosch, R. Crumb and T. Dine."
-- Jana Vosikovska (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Animation: Nancy Edell
Production Company: Bristol University Drama Department
(sources)

Quote by the Director

"[Charlie Co. was motivated by] anti-war sentiment. I was on my own and I wanted to make a cheap little film because that's all I could afford. I could've done anything but I wanted to make some kind of statement. I didn't want to be quite so self-indulgent and somehow I liked the idea of one continuous track shot. So I decided to do that and ended up with the gimmick of the soldiers walking up Uncle Sam's ass. I don't know if anybody read that. That was sort of a personal joke. And then I had the idea of a civilian army and I just started drawing characters. The characters were all from my stock of sexualsadistic characters. I just drew them and that's how they came out."
-- Nancy Edell (source)


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