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Amnia

A stop-motion animated dream allegory.

This was submitted to us by a reader. It’s an interesting short, if albeit a little clunky. Some of the stop-motion isn’t as clean as it could be, but it’s interesting nonetheless. I caught what I suspect are references to Un Chien Andalou, Lynch’s Rabbits, and possibly The Metamorphosis.

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Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.”
— Hunter S. Thompson in 1967

In the 1960s, Hunter S. Thompson spent more than a year living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, riding up and down the California coast. What he saw alongside this group of renegades on Harley’s, these hairy outlaws who rampaged and faced charges of attempted murder, assault and battery, and destruction of property along the way–all of this became the heart of Thompson’s first book: Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Shortly after the book came out, Thompson sat down for a radio interview with the one and only Studs Terkel.

CHOICE QUOTES

“I can’t remember ever winning a fight.”

“I used to take it out at night on the Coast Highway, just drunk out of my mind, ride it for 20 and 30 miles in just short pants and a t-shirt.… Read the rest

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John Lennon Animated

JohnLennonSketchbook

Recently, I was browsing through stories via Flipboard and I came across this delightful piece about a vintage animated short film based on John Lennon’s instantly recognizable cartoon doodles. Here’s a bit from the Brain Pickings site…

…six years after the beloved Beatle’s assassination, Ono commissioned independent animator John Canemaker to create a short animated film based on Lennon’s drawings, music, and interviews. Given her penchant for the intersection of art and philosophy, Lennon’s own quirky illustrations, and the odd fact that the couple’s love began in visual poetry long before they met, it was the perfect medium for commemoration.

Titled The John Lennon Sketchbook, the befittingly weird and wonderful film — a vibrant testament to our long cultural history of anthropomorphizing animals to illuminate the human experience — begins with Lennon’s iconic “Imagine,” features Ono’s song “The King of the Zoo,” and weaves in chillingly prophetic conversations from the limited-edition 1980 LP Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue, the first interview album of Lennon and Ono’s interviews after the breakup of The Beatles and the second posthumously released Lennon record.

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Edvard Munch’s Scream Animated to Pink Floyd’s Music


The Scream – Sebastian Cosor – Safe-Frame.com from Sebastian Cosor on Vimeo.

“I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.” — Edvard Munch, 1893

h/t Open Culture.

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Super Unnatural


SUPER UNNATURAL from 3e Visuals on Vimeo.

Question the status quo. Cleanse the mind and the soul. The heart will remain spirited. A new path will come to light. Only those who evolve will rise.

The music video for Super Unnatural by Chicago-based band, Bubbles Erotica, was created and produced by Ali Manesh of 3E Visuals. The concept and design of the animation were based on and inspired by another previous 3E Visuals-Bubbles Erotica collaboration, The Elephant in the Room Projection Mapping.

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Performance, Capture Technology, Ritualistic Animation, and Hologram Musings

“It is only by working the rituals, that any significant degree of understanding can develop. If you wait until you are positive you understand all aspects of the ceremony before beginning to work, you will never begin to work.”

Lon Milo DuQuette


This story begins with a really strange moment from my childhood, that somehow is connected to all of this, a spark that bounced off into the distance from when I can hardly remember. At about the age of 5, I saw Toy Story in theaters. I had seen many animated feature films before this one, but for some reason, a peculiar feeling came over me. After seeing that movie and going home, I asked my parents about animation. I somehow knew, after discussing it with them, that I would be making animation, in Georgia of all places. I remember asking them where Georgia was—it was all pretty weird to say the least.… Read the rest

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Animated Film of Bukowski’s “Bluebird” Poem

This is one of my favorite poems, rivaling “A Man Young and Old” by Yeats.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.… Read the rest

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