Le Roman de Renard

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 Block Cinema
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University , is the fine arts museum of Chicago ’s North Shore

 

Thursday, April 29, 7 pm
The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard)

(Wladislaw Starewicz, 1930, France, 35mm, 65 minutes)

Jeudi 29 avril 2010, 19 heures

In French with English subtitles

The Tale of the Fox was the first feature-length film by master animator, Wladislaw Starewicz. Adapted from northern European folklore, the film (animated with Starewicz's sister Irène) follows the comic adventures of the fox Renard, an anarchic trickster. Starewicz's iconic visual style, with its fluid stop motion puppetry and strikingly naturalistic menagerie of anthropomorphic misfits, was informed by a lifelong passion for zoology. Admirers of Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox will find a blueprint here for that film's distinctive look and tone ( Anderson cites Starewicz’s film as a direct influence).

Preceded by:
The Cameraman’s Revenge
(The Revenge of the Kinematograph Cameraman)
(Wladislaw Starewicz, 1912, Russia, 16mm,
13 minutes)
With Russian and English intertitles
Starewicz, who studied entomology, used actual insect specimens to animate this story of a bourgeois beetle couple and their mutual infidelities
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http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema/tales.html#2

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Contact :
Mimi Brody
Film Curator and Director of Block Cinema
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston , IL   60208-2410
Tel: 847.491.2448
Fax: 847.491.2261
Email:
m-brody@northwestern.edu

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