I say, have you seen Inception?
March 11, 2011 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Inception remade as a 60-second Victorian woodcut animation via boingboing (via suckerpunch).
posted by Brandon Blatcher (27 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wherein THE DEVICE is replaced with ether.
posted by boo_radley at 1:14 PM on March 11, 2011


BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM


BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM


Oh. Sorry. I was just making more woodcuts with my router. Yeah. I can work outside if the noise is bothering you.
posted by schmod at 1:15 PM on March 11, 2011 [12 favorites]


Inception jokes will eventually get old, I'm sure, but not yet.
posted by immlass at 1:20 PM on March 11, 2011


Clever and surprisingly accurate depiction of the movie.
posted by KGMoney at 1:20 PM on March 11, 2011


Aah, one of those old-tymey Victorian animated woodcuts.

Aren't those lithographs, anyway?
posted by dunkadunc at 1:28 PM on March 11, 2011


Well, the characters couldn't get any flatter than they already were! Haha!

...anyway. I actually enjoyed that more than the movie itself. If they made one of those for every new release, I'd probably stop going to the movies entirely.
posted by IjonTichy at 1:30 PM on March 11, 2011


Far better than the film.
posted by dobbs at 1:31 PM on March 11, 2011


I'm pretty sure this was made as a calculated attempt to appeal to Cory Doctorow to get eyeballs and not much else, and it appears to have worked exactly as planned.
posted by crunchland at 1:37 PM on March 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


This video was an entry for The "Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds" Competition. The 5 UK finalists and 15 other shortlisted 60-Second films are archived and viewable at that link. Jameson Irish Whiskey has sponsored the Empire Magazine film awards since 2009.
posted by zarq at 1:38 PM on March 11, 2011


I have been reading Married to the Sea for some time and kept meaning to find out where the images are from. Some of the ones from that blog (1, 2) are similar to what's been used in this video.

Is there a Victorian woodcut library somewhere? They seem to be all over the place.
posted by cranberrymonger at 1:40 PM on March 11, 2011


I'm with Dobbs.
posted by phearlez at 1:44 PM on March 11, 2011


Far better than the film

YOU TAKE THAT BACK OR I'LL FIND YOUR TOTEM.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:46 PM on March 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


This is so cool. I love this. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 1:49 PM on March 11, 2011


Reminds me a bit of The Fabulous World of Jules Verne.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:50 PM on March 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


The animation (and everything else) on this was completely amazing. Thank you for posting it!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 2:02 PM on March 11, 2011


This video was an entry for The "Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds" Competition.

The idea seems too gimmicky for me to be all that interested, but that said, looking at the entries, I very much enjoy the title Gone in 60 Seconds Done in 60 Seconds.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:19 PM on March 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ok. Apparently I'm completely wrong about the animator's motivation. I regret my jaded judgement about it.
posted by crunchland at 2:32 PM on March 11, 2011


Is there a Victorian woodcut library somewhere? They seem to be all over the place.

Dover Pictorial Archive Series has many volumes of Victorian images. Quite amazing resource.
posted by njohnson23 at 3:59 PM on March 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Animation was awesome.
Sounded like a bored German guy doing the soundtrack through his computer microphone, though.
posted by chococat at 4:10 PM on March 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mmmm, pop-up folding heads animation.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 5:08 PM on March 11, 2011


Sounded like a bored German guy doing the soundtrack through his computer microphone

Yes! The voiceover was my favorite part!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:27 PM on March 11, 2011


Sounded like a bored German guy doing the soundtrack through his computer microphone.

posted by you're a kitty! at 9:59 PM on March 11, 2011


Ha. That was totally awesome and hilarious.
posted by chococat at 10:26 PM on March 11, 2011


That was really good. 60 seconds is the perfect length, and it did do a surprisingly good job of summarizing the plot.

I also enjoyed Eraserhead Done in 60 Seconds. It's just as disturbing as the original, but with a lot more Cookie Monster.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:47 PM on March 11, 2011


Wondermark also uses Victorian images, often scanned from old books or magazines:

Wondermark is created from 19th-Century woodcuts and engravings, scanned from my personal collection of old books and also from volumes in the Los Angeles Central Library. Most of the books are bound volumes of general-interest magazines such as Harper’s, Frank Leslie’s and Punch, but my collection also includes special-interest magazines such as Scientific American, Sears-Roebuck catalogs, storybooks, and primers.

I’m always interested in acquiring more source material, so if you find a moldy old book in your attic (from 1860-1895), and it’s full of old engravings, drop me a line!

posted by Jilder at 10:52 PM on March 11, 2011


Like the style of it. I just watched the film again and it was just as great the second time round. Coincidentally caught Nolan's Following on IFC recently as well. Had forgotten that one of the main characters was named Cobb as well. Would love to see Following in 60 seconds, I think it would translate better.
posted by juiceCake at 1:59 PM on March 12, 2011


Are you talking like a telegraph to avoid an anachronism and subsequent dream-ending detection?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:40 PM on March 12, 2011


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