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On an Animation of a Sentence by Nathan Englander

It seems to me there are several different things going on in Drew Christie's animation of a sentence from the Nathan Englander story “The Reader.”
  • By Max Winter
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  • May 13, 2013 8:46 AM
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Animating with Live Action Footage

First, a memory which has been seared into my brain: It’s 1973 and my cousin and I are alone in the house, obsessively playing and replaying the last minute of The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus” backwards on a cheap plastic portable turntable. And I’m getting seriously creeped out.
  • By Lee Price
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  • November 13, 2012 8:30 AM
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Animating Horror

“Still I waited while time slowed… stopped… ebbed out.”
  • By Lee Price
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  • October 31, 2012 8:00 AM
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Animating Without a Narrative: On the Work of Adam Beckett and Lillian Schwartz

The first time I saw an Adam Beckett film I was repulsed. What started as a structured sketch, in which quadrilaterals were progressively birthing more quadrilaterals, erupted into blobs of pastels and indiscreetly organic colors stretching and consuming each other in an orgy of what looked like sexy intestines.
  • By Scott Bussey
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  • October 25, 2012 11:09 AM
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Animating Real Life

“… but I’m getting off the subject here, I’m afraid. This story is about Ryan.” The subject of "Ryan" (2004) is real: animator Ryan Larkin (1943-2007). The story is drawn from real life, as pieced together from recorded interviews. The visual approach is . . . director Chris Landreth’s interpretation of real life.
  • By Lee Price
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  • October 18, 2012 9:43 AM
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VIDEO: 100 Masters of Animated Short Films

From Winsor McCay to the Brothers Quay and 98 other outstanding artists - how many can you name?
  • By Kevin B. Lee
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  • October 17, 2012 10:55 AM
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Animating the Folktale: The Puppet Animation of Ivo Caprino

The classical fairy tales and fables have served as fodder for many film animators, from the pioneer days of Lotte Reiniger and Walt Disney onward. One filmmaker almost exclusively associated with this type of material is Ivo Caprino (1920-2001), Norway’s most famous practitioner of the art of animation.
  • By Waldemar Hepstein
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  • October 11, 2012 9:04 AM
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Animating the Classics

The inimitable American humorist James Thurber once proposed that Walt Disney should animate Homer’s "Odyssey." “(Disney’s) 'Odyssey' can be, I am sure, a far, far greater thing than even his epic of the three little pigs,” Thurber wrote in 1934.
  • By Lee Price
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  • September 27, 2012 8:56 AM
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250 Great Animated Shorts: The List

In 2008, I and a team of animation enthusiasts created the list “100 Important Directors of Animated Short Films.” The list was formally published on Kevin B. Lee’s blog "Shooting Down Pictures" and Fandor’s "Keyframe" and currently resides on my cultural history blog, "21 Essays."
  • By Lee Price
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  • September 20, 2012 10:49 AM
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Sure, You Can Film a Poem: Charles Bukowski's "The Man with the Beautiful Eyes"

If you're reading this, chances are you don't read poetry too regularly (just a guess).
  • By Max Winter
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  • May 9, 2012 1:10 PM
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