June 23, 2013 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Metamorphosis. A short film retelling of Titian's Diana and Actaeon for The National Gallery, London, by Tell No One. [Possibly NSFW, Via]
posted by homunculus (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Wow. Further proof that the story is what determines whether CG is good or evil. That was remarkable.
posted by Suddenly, elf ass at 2:21 PM on June 23, 2013

Very nice! But I would have said "A short film retelling of the myth of Diana and Actaeon," since as far as I can tell it didn't have anything to do specifically with those paintings.
posted by languagehat at 3:11 PM on June 23, 2013

Well, that's what it is, but the film seems to be part of a larger multi-media project drawing inspiration from the paintings, including ballet, poetry, and I hear teeth grating in the back tweets.
posted by dhartung at 4:17 PM on June 23, 2013

Good point. I gather it was part of the National Gallery's Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 multi-arts project, though I can't find a reference to the film on their site. That's the association with the paintings (I meant that to be another link in the FPP but lost it somehow.) So the project is inspired by Titian, but I agree that the film is much more of a re-imagining of the original myth.

On preview: what dhartung said.
posted by homunculus at 4:34 PM on June 23, 2013

I hear teeth grating in the back tweets.

Is that from Ovid?
posted by homunculus at 4:35 PM on June 23, 2013

Were Ovid alive today... would he argue with someone re-telling old tales?
posted by ovvl at 7:25 PM on June 23, 2013

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