STK-ID 76792

FI12793.006 35mm Optical Master i.e. the unopticalled copy which would be used to create the optical effects. Roll begins with Great Leap followed by carrying; there is a long shot of the “Skull or Death’s Head Lift, followed by c/up version of same ending with the pair sinking below the frame. The Skull or Death’s Head Lift is a title I (Don McWilliams) gave to the footage after a conversation with Guy Glover, based on what the shot looked like and how it ended. The outcome was that Norman was making a Freudian connection between sex and death. We had this conversation after Norman’s death. Circa 409 Feet.


Excerpt from
Norman McLaren's Archives and Personal Files
McLaren Collection