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September 20, 2013 10:04 AM   Subscribe

A boy makes a violent pact with a wolf in Jeff Le Bars's bloody and beautiful animated short Carn.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (14 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Check out Le Bars's website for other gorgeous shorts.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:04 AM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Whoa. That is really really good. What? Wow.
posted by sweetkid at 10:27 AM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


What a great little short. When that wind blew, I actually shivered, but I lived in a snowy place and had the wind sound like that and remember the feel of it slashing through all your layers.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 10:43 AM on September 20, 2013


The audio work is particularly impressive. I think I could close my eyes, imagine what is happening and the visuals would be pretty spot on if I opened my eyes. Someone put an enormous amount of effort into this.
posted by dgran at 10:49 AM on September 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh my god, that was great. Many thanks.
posted by Mister_A at 10:53 AM on September 20, 2013


Most excellent. I liked the style. More importantly I have to agree with dgran.

dgran: "The audio work is particularly impressive. I think I could close my eyes, imagine what is happening and the visuals would be pretty spot on if I opened my eyes. Someone put an enormous amount of effort into this."

When I watch movies or animation, the thing that can unnerve me the most is the right set of sounds. That snow crunching really set off some memories.
posted by Samizdata at 11:16 AM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was quite something, wow. Thank you.
posted by Cocodrillo at 11:23 AM on September 20, 2013


That really captured the feel of winter.
posted by Harald74 at 12:20 PM on September 20, 2013


No "wolf pact" pun?
posted by larrybob at 1:58 PM on September 20, 2013


That was particularly good.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:21 PM on September 20, 2013


That was gorgeous and terrifying.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 4:29 PM on September 20, 2013


That was excellent.
posted by homunculus at 8:48 PM on September 20, 2013




That was good, but it is not, sadly, how Death finds most of us, in the modern world. Would that Death were sudden, and unexpected always, even if as a result of mistaken identity.

But no, most of us are no longer granted that. We die, in large numbers, not in noble pursuits, or in stupid, but valiant war service, or by any way which has real meaning to those who survive us. Instead, we die because we've reached a practical end of our telomeres, or because, along the way of our life, we've run into the wrong bacillus, or virii, or carcinogen. We die by stupid accident, by hate of one another, by failure to appreciate our own mortality.

"Not me. Not me." we think to ourselves, whenever we the subject comes up, or we think of Death at all.

"I have other plans." we say to ourselves, hoping we will, before our telomeres time out.

But it takes something uncommon to jump, to pull a trigger, to deny the body food, when mortality must be acknowledged. And so, "I have other plans." slips, so easily, and so often into "I have no plan at all. Help me."
posted by paulsc at 9:44 PM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


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