The Day Before Our Era (За день до нашей эры, 1977) by Yuriy Norshteyn

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The Day Before Our Era
За день до нашей эры
Za den do nashey ery (ru)

Year 1977
Director(s) Hitruk Fyodor
Norshteyn Yuriy
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) (wordless)
Genre(s) History
War & battles
Animation Type(s)  Cutout
Length 00:05:31
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Description:

Experimental footage for a film that was never released, based on the French Revolution.

"Working out of a method for bringing to life and filming technique of finished works of fine art in animated films".

There is no actual animation as such, just moving the camera at different parts of paintings. The technique is similar to something Norshteyn would later teach in his classes (a lesson in how many paintings contain the germ of animation within them), which he would later write down in his book Snow on the Grass.

There is an interview here (in Russian) in which Norshteyn discusses his work on this. The project was abandoned after a Norshteyn told Hitruk that after studying the history of the period, the only film he could honestly make about the aftermath of the revolution would be a pessimistic one, which would not have been allowed.

 

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