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Arthur Lipsett

Arthur Lipsett, film director,
Photo of Arthur Lipsett © Lois Siegel. Used with Permission.

B: May 13, 1936 in Montréal, Québec

D: May 1, 1986 in Montréal, Québec

Arthur Lipsett started as an editor at the National Film Board in 1958 and worked on a number of Norman McLaren’s unique film compositions. His own work began with cutting together existing footage to produce films that were often highly critical of the culture of the day. He left the NFB in the early 1970s and soon stopped making films altogether. He took his own life in 1986. Award-winning US filmmaker George Lucas has stated it was Lipsett’s film 21-87 that inspired and influenced him when he was a film student at the University of Southern California.

Also see: The Ghost in the Machine: The Short, Tragic Career of Arthur Lipsett.
Click here to read more about Arthur Lipsett on the Lois Siegel website.

Features & TV Movies
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Hors-d’oeuvre (1960)
Very Nice, Very Nice (1961)
Experimental Film (1963)
21-87 (1963)
Free Fall (1964)
A Trip Down Memory Lane (1965)
The Puzzle of Pain (1965)
Perceptual Learning (1965)
Fear and Horror (1965)
Animals and Psychology (1965)
Animal Altruism (1965)
Fluxes (1967)

N-Zone (1970)
Strange Codes (1972)