Espolio

Canada, 1970

Film
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A film based on a poem by Earle Birney and a painting by El Greco. The theme concerns the responsibility of the innovator for the thing he makes. In the film, a carpenter builds a cross but is reluctant to become involved in the right or wrong of situations that bring men to die on crosses. His interest is in his own craftsmanship. To illustrate this moral, the filmmaker used light-pen drawings, giving color and emphasis through optical processes.

Credits

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:06:27:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013460

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and literature

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Research

Literature → Canadian literature - Film and video adaptations

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Inventors

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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