Amazingly beautiful short film, be patient and watch till the very end, It is worth it.
Such a creative, sweet and touching story. If you get the whole way through let me know what you think in the comment bar below. 🙂
So my thinking behind this post was “It is night” and “I’m going for a swim tomorrow”. That and I fancied listening to R.E.M, a band that I’ve loved since I was about four.
The picture above is by Rob Hogdson. Here is a link to his site I have blogged about him before, to view these posts just click on his name in the ‘Tag’ section. I think he is great, as you may have guessed. This one is particularly lovely, and peaceful which works perfectly with the song (that, and the fact they share the same title).
I have lots to tell about my day today, in particular a story about mishaps with a fish eye, camera that is! But alas it is late and no-one is up, so I’ll conceal my excitement until tomorrow. Till then my friends, till then. *replays song*
I adore everything about this video. The video was made entirely by one fan (Gabe Askew) using all original content. He’s got mad skillz. I think this music video is better than the original, and that’s not something you can often say about fan made material. I like the backgrounds, the fluid movements and the puppets. The video takes you on a physical roller-coaster journey of heartbreak and forfillment. I like the fact Askew has chosen to depict a gay relationship, because it is something that you don’t see much in pop culture media. He does thing in a beautiful and tactful way. Kudos to you my man. So with that I present to you Two weeks, by Grizzley Bear.
Watch the short first then read my comment so there is no spoilers.
Beautiful, creepy short that brings alive a childhood memory, shared by a group of friends. The film starts off with a focus on a poster of a lost boy, but we never find out what happen to the boy, or why he is relevant. There is something so haunting about that poster, and the unanswered questions that follow. The film allows the audience to be caught up in the minds of these children and the dark distressing thoughts they possess; the uncertainness of growing up, the lack of trust towards adults and the attraction to the unknown. The film ends focussed on shop, and, as time going by, people come and go. After a while it is apparent that there is someone lying unconscious in the alleyway. Very disturbing, but never-the-less I am drawn to it.
Poem by Charles Bukowski, film by Jonathan Hodgson. Click here for more on Hodgson’s shorts.
This was my favourite fish his name was Annai. I miss him. sadface.
He was name after Jon Klassen’s ‘An Eye for Annai’. This is a must watch till the end. Very cute, moving short. But then again, you guys know how much I love Klassen. So rather than me bablling on I’ll let him do the persuading:
Very soon I shall post all of my favourite Klassen’s. Some of which hang around my house. Stay tuned. Burst of Beaden.
She was a Phantom of delight
When first she gleamed upon my sight;
A lovely Apparition, sent
To be a moment’s ornament;
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;
Like Twilight’s, too, her dusky hair;
But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful Dawn;
A dancing Shape, an Image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and waylay.
This story is really touching. I can relate to the narrator, Its hard to write from personal experience. I found it difficult the first time I wrote confessional poetry. Especially when opening up about visiting my dad in prison at the age of five.
I didn’t know how describe this video without giving the plot away, so I thought I ‘d let YouTube do it for me, and copied the description. I find it strange her talking about her uncle ’cause I too have an uncle Stephen. Anyway here’s the comment:
‘A story about human endeavour, obsessions and mistakes. A childhood memory is presented in a number of ways to reveal the story of an uncle’s unfinished task.’
Went a bit over board with the pictures here. I have a lot of love for Jon Klassen. Have his shizzle all up in my house 😀
Coraline is amazing film. If you have not already seen it, do. Its unlike any other Tim Burton film.
Klassen’s work is so varied and beautiful, see for yourself.