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Papersky. An adorable Flash cartoon. [Via Geisha asobi blog.]
posted by homunculus (34 comments total)
What the hell was that???

posted by Space Coyote at 6:17 PM on March 6, 2003

Very original idea. Could've used a more thoughtful ending.
posted by robbie01 at 6:19 PM on March 6, 2003

I was waiting for some kind of fire or something...
posted by stew560 at 6:29 PM on March 6, 2003

Beautiful animation, but I don't get it at all.
posted by 4easypayments at 6:29 PM on March 6, 2003

Ripping a hole in the bathroom wall in the middle of the night; wasn’t that the 47th way to leave your lover?
posted by Gary at 6:31 PM on March 6, 2003

Wow, that's pretty spiffy.
posted by krazykity16 at 6:38 PM on March 6, 2003

Meaningless, or I'm just too dumb to get it. Don't go to the bathroom if there's a hole in the wall?
posted by Outlawyr at 6:44 PM on March 6, 2003

Rats. I was hoping he'd grab his wife and escape his drab little cardboard life by jumping through the hole into the world of colour.

I feel cheated!
posted by bwg at 6:56 PM on March 6, 2003

I'm just too dumb to get it

Think outside the box.
posted by stbalbach at 7:03 PM on March 6, 2003

You don't get it? *sigh*


Very cool stuff. Thanks for the post.
posted by dazed_one at 7:03 PM on March 6, 2003

Oof, if that's the point I think I'll continue to not get it.
I think the point was that war with Iraq is likely to spark terrorist attacks throughout the US.

Oops, sorry, wrong thread.
posted by Outlawyr at 7:05 PM on March 6, 2003

Is this something you'd have to own a cardboard box to "get"?
posted by KiloHeavy at 7:10 PM on March 6, 2003

Oh, and dazed_one, you have mistaken me for "a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values." I don't dislike art, I think this is crap posing as art. The theme is tired and poorly explored. If the point is some lament about how we go about our day and fail to stop and smell the roses, well, that's just pretty damned overdone and trite, isn't it? This animated piece was boring and derivative. The best I can say about it is it reminded me of that Stick Figure Theater on Liquid TV where they did the famous scene from Potemkin with the baby carriage rolling down the steps. That was pretty good. Or that short animated piece on the web where the claymation guy has a fire in his stomach, invents a new gizmo, but ends up becoming the same repressive force he started out rebelling against. Oh, where are my links?
posted by Outlawyr at 7:14 PM on March 6, 2003

Didn't get it either, but, hey, the music was good. (And, just for the record, I liked it anyway.)
posted by tsitzlar at 7:20 PM on March 6, 2003

I think it's just clever product placement for IKEA - I have that duvet cover and that lamp.
posted by iconomy at 7:22 PM on March 6, 2003

Thanks for the link.
posted by wizop at 8:04 PM on March 6, 2003

posted by Shane at 8:13 PM on March 6, 2003

Thanks homunculus, I think it's a charming little piece and an interesting animation technique that creates a cute 3-d effect. Nice music, I love it!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:30 PM on March 6, 2003

i love the amelie soundtrack...
posted by lotsofno at 9:00 PM on March 6, 2003

Outlawyr, I believe you mean More. Yes this is not as good as the Oscar nominated short More. Still a cute animation, I appreciate the focus blur. Could use a screaming ghost near the end.
posted by bobo123 at 9:21 PM on March 6, 2003

posted by Slithy_Tove at 9:33 PM on March 6, 2003

A bit like Plato's Allegory of the Cave, (Jowett translations, patience req.) isn't it?
posted by eatitlive at 10:21 PM on March 6, 2003

I stand by my Worker and Parasite reference.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:23 PM on March 6, 2003

Hmm, yes.
posted by eatitlive at 11:13 PM on March 6, 2003

For all those who liked the music, it's from the Amelie soundtrack, track 5.
posted by 4easypayments at 11:30 PM on March 6, 2003

Oops. Here's that Amelie soundtrack link. Sorry.
posted by 4easypayments at 11:31 PM on March 6, 2003

i thought it was great, rerminded me of a similar (ish) thing i saw yesterday, with a haunting soundtrack: Domo Darko
posted by kev23f at 11:48 PM on March 6, 2003

Is More available anywhere in a format other than Real?
posted by bargle at 11:58 PM on March 6, 2003

Phew... I'm glad to see that I wasn;t the only who felt like they missed something. Neat lookin'... I'll give it that.
posted by Witty at 12:37 AM on March 7, 2003

It's very similar in style to the video for DB Boulevarde's song "point of view" (QT).
posted by rog at 1:02 AM on March 7, 2003

Yes, More
posted by Outlawyr at 6:31 AM on March 7, 2003

Could someone ID the music in that Domo Darko video? I know i've heard it before, but where..
posted by cmicali at 12:27 PM on March 7, 2003

The music for Domo Darko is from the "Donnie Darko" soundtrack:

"Mad World", sung by Gary Jules. It's a cover of a Tears for Fears song.

If you haven't seen Donnie Darko, I would really, really, REALLY recommend it. It's the most haunting movie I've seen in a long time, and the sequence with that particular song is just amazing. The Domokun video does a pretty good job of replicating the feel of the scene, too... kinda sobering, kinda strange.

Very cool, thanks for the Domo Darko link!
posted by vorfeed at 12:40 PM on March 7, 2003

Superb, very good production.
posted by boffer at 4:48 PM on March 7, 2003

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