American March, An


Rental Format(s): 16mm

"Fischinger felt very depressed about the Disney Studios, and recalled in a very negative light the factory production methods, prescribed style, hyper-conservative taste and failure to experiment that he had encountered there. ... Ironically, AN AMERICAN MARCH, the first film he completed after his job on Fantasia, is the most Disney-like of all his works, with the representational image of the American flag dominating the film.

"Fischinger used the common Disney style of hard-edged, outlined figures painted on cells, but he carried the technique far beyond Disney's limits and made it an integral part of the meaning of the film. Fischinger has chosen to discuss the idea of America as a melting pot, and he shows this literally by causing the elements in the film - form and color - to melt." - Dr. William Moritz, Film Culture

Image (c) Fischinger Trust, courtesy Center for Visual Music

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