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
producer

Derek Lamb

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:09:51:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31396

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work ethic

Animation

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Folklore - Canada

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social values

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Work ethic

Literature → Folklore - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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