Several producers had a real issue with Arthur, it wasn’t like he was easy going all the time. At that time, I remember a producer saying, “Arthur, please — the world isn’t that bleak! If you were making films for the board of tourism for the world, no one would come and visit here.” And I think the producer really meant it. But Arthur would would just puff on his cigarette and smile and sort of say, “So, tell me something else.” You know, he wasn’t going to be put off. Wherever Arthur was going, he was going.
Derek Lamb, National Film Board animator, on working with Arthur Lipsett (1936-1986), Oscar-nominated short film collage artist