Great Sho(r)t of the Week

Automatic Writing (2003)

Dir. William Kentridge

A beautiful composition from South African artist/filmmaker William Kentridge, one of the finest animators alive.  His nod to primitive sketch-like animation grows more and more complex as the film develops, growing into a stunning array of figures and architecture morphing out of one another, suggesting at times a very thoughtful, introverted variation on the animation of Bill Plympton.  Kentridge’s long-time obsession with Méliès is slightly subdued this go-round, but the sense of wonder in movement and illusion still preside over the film.  Enjoy.

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~ by febriblog on March 15, 2010.

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