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See it on the NFB's Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAMtmK7ObkA here]].


* SilenceIsGolden: Since there's no story there certainly doesn't need to be dialogue.

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* SilenceIsGolden: Since there's no story there certainly doesn't need to be dialogue.dialogue.
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It is a plotless five-minute animated portrait of people walking. All kinds of people are walking--nuns, old ladies, young children, hipsters. Larkin made the short as a demonstration of human motion, which is rather similar to the experimental 19th-century experimental motion studies of Creator/EadweardMuybridge. For the short Larkin used watercolors, not typically an animation medium, which produced a surreal, dreamlike effect.

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It is a plotless five-minute animated portrait of people walking. All kinds of people are walking--nuns, old ladies, young children, hipsters. Larkin made the short as a demonstration of human motion, which is rather similar to the experimental 19th-century experimental motion studies of Creator/EadweardMuybridge. For the short Larkin used watercolors, not typically an animation medium, which produced a surreal, dreamlike effect.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: People. Walking.

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* {{Fanservice}}: The male and female nudes walking are, of course, ideal forms, not old people or fat people.


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* LimitedAnimation: Although the walking figures themselves are intricately animated, they're done against a plain white background. And then there's the sequence of stills that aren't animated at all.

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''Walking'' is a 1968 animated short film made by Ryan Larkin, produced by the Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada.

It is a plotless five-minute animated portrait of people walking. All kinds of people are walking--nuns, old ladies, young children, hipsters. Larkin made the short as a demonstration of human motion, which is rather similar to the experimental 19th-century experimental motion studies of Creator/EadweardMuybridge. For the short Larkin used watercolors, not typically an animation medium, which produced a surreal, dreamlike effect.

Decades later, Larkin's life was the subject of another NFB short, ''WesternAnimation/{{Ryan}}'', which included clips from ''Walking''.

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* BookEnds: The same shot of a man in silhouette walking opens and closes the short.
* TheKenBurnsEffect: Before all the shots of people walking, there are several stills of people ''not'' walking--sitting in cars, at home in apartments, waiting on a bus. The camera glides over these stills, which act in contrast to the exuberant motion of the people walking.
* NoPlotNoProblem: A five-minute animated study of how people walk.
* SilenceIsGolden: Since there's no story there certainly doesn't need to be dialogue.

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