During its presentation at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, Fang and Claw was a sensation. The fruit of labours which spanned over two years, and whose editing amalgamated some 65,000 meters of film and 37 hours of sound, the film was unlike anything from the world of wildlife documentary. Not only was it technically interesting at the time (the construction and transportation of two large high powered spotlights for night scenes, as well as special trucks to carry them), nor the exceptional preparation required to craft each scene, but what all this work is in the service of. Totally without dialogue, with a soundtrack crafted by Michel Fano from natural sounds as well as an electronic instrumentarium, using an editing technique devoted to the rhythm and rhyme between each shot. Between plastic beauty and bloody cruelty, hunting scenes and scenes of rut, stillness, quickness, carnivorous, and nocturnal and diurnal races hound this feral world which becomes savage, becomes fragmented and alien.
UN FILM DOCUMENTAIRE DE FRANÇOIS BEL ET GÉRARD VIENNE
FRANCE – 1976 – 90 MN – COULEUR
DÉCIBEL D’OR POUR LA BANDE SON : CANNES 1976
GRAND PRIX DE L’ACADÉMIE DU CINÉMA FRANÇAIS 1976
GRAND PRIX DE LA COMMISSION SUPÉRIEURE TECHNIQUE DU CINÉMA CANNES 1976
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