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The Obedient Flame1939

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THE OBEDIENT FLAME, using both live-action photography and animation, shows the advantages of cooking with gas. Produced in 1939 by John Grierson for the British Gas Corporation, it was the last film Norman McLaren made in the United Kingdom.

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Fascinating to see such an early Norman McLaren film, and honestly it's a pretty interesting explanation of how ovens work.

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Fascinating to see such an early Norman McLaren film, and honestly it's a pretty interesting explanation of how ovens work.

1 member likes this review

Metaphors used to sell the skeptical housewife on gas cooking are simplistic at best, and condescending at worst. Quietly charming anyhow.