Spinnolio

Canada, 1977

Film
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Traditional folklore takes a wry turn in this animated tale about a carved wooden puppet who lacks mobility and human consciousness. Noted for his “cool head” and unruffled personality, the inanimate Spinnolio makes a totally passive, though quite successful go at life, until his employer decides to replace him with a computer. A modern-day fairy tale that smacks of the sardonic and has philosophical implications about the nature of consciousness, the work ethic, interpersonal relationships, and the citizen in society.

Credits

director

John Weldon

producer

Derek Lamb

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:09:51:00

Colour

Colour

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