Magnum Opus

1981

Animation. The story of a disabled musical note.

Cartoon illustrating a poem. Produced for the International Year of Disabled People, the film relates the story of a musical note that has not been drawn correctly in the conductor’s score (‘a semi-breve with two left feet’). The conductor cancels the performance. The musical note is ridiculed by crowds in the street (‘a large crowd gathered in the street to stare at the semi-breve’s two left feet, half the city’s population stared and laughed at his weird gyrations’). The orchestra rallies round led by the bassoon and asks the composer to ‘change his tune’. Money is raised for a wheelchair. The musical note is rehabilitated and takes its place in the score (‘instead of needing sympathy, he played his part in the symphony’).

Keywords

Animation; Musical scores; Disability

  • Maker : Mollie Butler

Manifestations

Magnum Opus

  • Barcode
    INV341466
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:09
    Modification Date
    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    738782
  • Barcode
    INV342491
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:09
    Modification Date
    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    738731
  • Barcode
    INV379167
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:09
    Modification Date
    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    738704
  • Barcode
    INV341181
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:02:16
    Modification Date
    10/06/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737892
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV369261
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:02:16
    Modification Date
    03/06/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737815
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV237705
    Canonical Identifier
    2006/51
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    super8 film
    Colour System
    colour
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    02/08/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    685741
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    mag stripe
  • Award:
    • Group 1:
      • Note: Awards (data migration 25/06/2021): Movie Maker Ten Best Film Competition, Ten Best winner, 1981; Institute of Amateur Cinematographers International Film Competition, International Award, 1981.

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