Angel (1966 film)

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Angel is a 1966 experimental animated short directed by Derek May and produced by Guy Glover for the National Film Board of Canada.[1] The film was shot against a snowscape and then stripped of grey scale to create a pure white background.[2] It features music by Leonard Cohen, performed by The Stormy Clovers.[3] Awards for the film included the Canadian Film Award in the arts and experimental category.[4][5]


  1. ^ Brooklyn. Public Library (1971). 1971 film catalog. s.n. pp. 4–. Angel 7 min. BW A young man, a girl and a dog play in the snow. The film and the action are overexposed giving the effect ... written by Derek May. Music by Leonard Cohen. National Film Board of Canada; Contemporary/McGraw-Hill. 1966.
  2. ^ Gary Evans (1991). In the National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989. University of Toronto Press. pp. 157–. ISBN 978-0-8020-2784-9. ... telephoto lens to observe a long-distance bicycle race in Quebec; a year later, in 1966, Derek May's seven-minute short Angel ($7,467) demonstrated the fascinating uses of high-contrast images in a fantasy, with poetry by Leonard Cohen.
  3. ^ Journal of Canadian Studies: Revue D'études Canadiennes. Trent University. 1981. pp. 37–. ... May's work forms itself rather neatly into four distinct groups, and for the purposes of this essay I will approach the films in pairs: Angel (1966) and Pandora (1971), ... Set to the wistful and vital music of Leonard Cohen, Angel uses a pair of angel's wings that the man wants to borrow ...
  4. ^ "Angel". Film Collection. National Film Board of Canada Web site. 1966. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  5. ^ Ryan, Terry (27 September 1969). "Derek May: a cosmic weatherman". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 6 October 2016.

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