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"Multiple Man/L’Homme Multiplie"
Canadian 70mm Short Films

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Written by: Bill Kretzel, Ottawa, CanadaDate: 02.10.2011
"Multiple Man" / "L’Homme Multiplie" (0:15:40). Filmed in: 35mm, 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Anamorphic and flat. Presented on: The curved screen in 70mm with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: Canada. Production year: 1969. World Premiere: 17.07.1969, Man and His World theatre, Montreal Fair, Canada. German premiere: 09.10.2011

Direction & Visual Design  Georges Dufaux, Claude Godbout. Film Editing by Georges Dufaux and Claude Godbout. Photography Gilles Gascon. Assistant Editor Claude Le Gallou. Optical Effects  Wally Howard, Alex Simard, Ron Moore, Matt Grade. Moog Synthesizer André Perry, Buddy Fasano, (Les Productions André Perry Ltée). Sound  Edward Haley. Sound Editing Jean-Pierre Joutel. Title Animation Pierre Hébert. Re-Recording Edward Haley. Michel Descombes, Jean-Pierre Joutel. Producers Robert Forget & Clément Perron. Produced by The National Film Board of Canada.
 
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Background

 
Commissioned as a presentation for the ‘Terre des Hommes’ annual exhibition held on the site of Expo 67 in Montreal, where it was premiered to the public on July 17, 1969 and presented continuously daily until September 7, 1969 in a 300-capacity cinema (formerly the Canadian National pavilion venue for the 70mm film "Motion"), and subsequently released theatrically in 35mm anamorphic and 16mm letterbox versions.

A many-faced view of humanity, of global man in all his forms and interests. Produced originally in 70 mm (with stereophonic sound) for showing at Man and His World, the Montréal fair that succeeded Expo 67, this film employs the multi-image technique. People of all places, origins, cultures, secular and religious, are here united and seen side by side, creating an impressive, inspiring and challenging portrait. The film's title appears in seven languages. Film without words.
 
 

Awards

 
Award for Exceptional Merit
International Festival of Short Films
November 13 to 18 1971, Philadelphia - USA

Grand Trophy Tisquesusa Dorado
International Festival of Short Films
October 15 to 26 1971, Bogota - Colombia

Accepted and Programmed
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
October 2 to 17 1971, San Francisco - USA

First Prize - Category Experimental film
SODRE International Festival of Documentary and experimental Films
July 2 1971, Montevideo - Uruguay

First Prize and Gold Medal
International Week of Cinema in Colour
October 24 to November 1 1970, Barcelona - Spain

First Prize - Silver Plaque pour the Modern Techniques
International Short Film Festival
October 15 to 30 1970, Buenos Aires - Argentina

First Prize - Gold Plaque for Best Film of the Festival
International Short Film Festival
October 15 to 30 1970, Buenos Aires - Argentina
 
 

Promotional Text (1969) (transcribed)

 

This is a multi-image presentation of Man himself - man in all his variety, the universal man that Expo 67 did so much to proclaim. Much of the film is taken from film made during or for showing at the 1967 world exhibition in Montreal, but it is an imaginative style of borrowing. Often only details were lifted and enlarged from the original shooting. And in "Multiple Man", several pictures appear on the screen at the same time, so that the audience has the chance to compare. What is compared is the way Man is - in many places, at many occupations, pleasures, pursuits.

This is a film that introduced a new way of presenting films on the screen, a new way of looking at humanity, and that at the same time recalls for many viewers the pleasures they shared themselves when Expo 67 brought them to Montreal and to the world community in the St. Lawrence River.

The film title appears in seven languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Hindi and Japanese).
 

 
  
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