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Madeleine

Directed by Sylvia Spring
Canada, 1969 (fiction, 14 minutes, black and white, English)

Film Description:
"Short film about Madeleine, a window dresser in a downtown clothing store in British Columbia. Her imagination brings mannequins to life and turns people into mannequins. She also day dreams of a clown friend, whose real-life counterpart she meets at the film's conclusion. The film makes use of several photo montage sequences"
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Sylvia Spring
Produced by: Gordon Fidler
Principal Cast: Orion De Champaigne, Wayne Specht
Cinematography: Gordon Fidler
Film Editing: Gordon Fidler, Robert Herbison, Lila Pederson
Music: Ross Barrett
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote by the Director

"I guess some of the work I did on television documentaries convinced me that I might actually be able to make a feature film. I scrounged around, then about two years ago, the National Film Board gave me some film to use for a pilot. It was a 14-minute job—mainly pretty pictures and music—and I called it Madeleine. It won an award of merit at the Vancouver Film Festival. That's when the dream began that I could really make it in the full-length movie field."
-- Sylvia Spring (source)


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