Nobody Waved Good-bye by Don Owen, – NFB
NFB is featuring the well known long-neck banjo-strumming ne’er-do-well drama Nobody Waved Good-bye this week.
yeah, us long neck banjo players are a bad lot …
Still from 1964 NFB docudrama Nobody Waved Goodbye, as mentioned in a nostalgia piece in Spacing.
The Danish Poet
If you haven’t seen The Danish Poet, you should. I had some time to kill on Thursday evening, so went into the Mediatheque. I’d heard that the animation had won an oscar, so I looked it up. It’s a really sweet (if extremely convoluted) story of true love and Scandinavian coincidences.
I just spent a most pleasant hour at the NFB‘s Mediatheque. If you are downtown in Toronto, you should stop by.
Ryan is in the house
My DVD of the Chris Landreth/NFB animation arrived today. I’ve watched it, and the supporting material, several times already. There are so many tiny details in the frames that it’ll take me many viewings to catch even some of them
The closing scene is the most poignant for me, with the fragmented Ryan panhandling outside Schwartz’s on Saint-Laurent. Reflected in the deli’s window is the bold young Ryan of his Street Musique heyday. All the lettering in the MontrÃ©al street scene is reversed, as if to say that the reflection is the real world, and what we’re seeing a distorted mirror.
Yay Chris Landreth!
Congratulations on winning the best animated short with Ryan.