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Deitch, Gene, with design by Vratislav Hlavaty.
The Giants.
By the author, 1968. Unpaged; (98) pp.; 5' x 8 1/2"; plain red cloth over boards; tan endpapers; hand-drawn and colored drawings on each page (you can feel the ink on the paper's surface). Designed in the form of a flip book, which format Deitch had used in 1967 with "Nudnik, the cut finger fumble", published by Cinmathque Canadienne occasion of the World Retrospective of Animation Cinema as part of Expo 67. This work appears to have never been published in book form, but was produced as a film. The book appears to be unique, bound as a 'pitch bible' for The Giants. There are several pastedown replacements/edits on pages form textual parts, to half, to whole page. It appears that some leaves, are actually two pages stuck together, as another way of removing or editing parts, or reusing the back side of a page to redraw a part. One of these was just separated enough to be able to see partial drawings 'inside' so to speak. Eugene Merril Deitch (born August 8, 1924)[1] is an American illustrator, animator and film director. Based in Prague since 1959, Deitch is known for creating animated cartoons such as Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik, as well as his work on the Popeye and Tom and Jerry series. The background leading up to the creation of The Giants as a film, as well as its sensational reception and subsequent banishment, is a fascinating and complex drama. The inspiration for the story, according to Deitch, was the Israeli - Palestinain conflict: "But first, back to the dilemma of the offer by the Czechs to back an original film by me. I didn't want to offend them with an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: G. F. Wilkinson Books [GRASS VALLEY, California, US]

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