January 28, 2004 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Snakes. An animated film based on a woodcut by M.C. Escher. Slow to load, beautiful to watch (and listen to).
posted by jonah (16 comments total)
slow is right. I've been downloading the movie for 2 hours now at least, and it is barely half way through, but I'm sticking with it till it's done. it's beautifully done.
posted by demannu at 4:14 PM on January 28, 2004

Great Caesar's tunic! You weren't kidding -- we're at 20min on my cable modem and still about 1/3 of the way from full download.

Time to go get dinner. Maybe it'll be done when I get back.
posted by gleuschk at 4:22 PM on January 28, 2004

crap, it didn't take nearly that long for me. It was about 10-15 minutes for the whole thing, but I'm on the LAN.
posted by jonah at 4:34 PM on January 28, 2004

From what I've seen so far, this deserves a few mirror sites.
posted by uosuaq at 5:01 PM on January 28, 2004

Not loading at all for me.
posted by kickingtheground at 5:43 PM on January 28, 2004

It took about 2 hours to load, and I'm on a rather fast DSL connection. I love the film - it's graceful in the same way that badger badger (mushroom) is not. Thanks Jonah.
posted by Happydaz at 6:27 PM on January 28, 2004

It is spectacular. I only wish it had been as long as the download was.
posted by gleuschk at 6:46 PM on January 28, 2004

now made even slower after being posted on metafilter!!!
posted by daHIFI at 6:48 PM on January 28, 2004

I just uploaded the large .mov version to a public bittorrent tracker. link
posted by crunchland at 7:08 PM on January 28, 2004

That torrent is smoking, THAT's where the technology shines.
posted by jonah at 8:43 PM on January 28, 2004

I'll be seeding crunchland's torrent for a few hours, get it while it's hot.
posted by spatula at 8:58 PM on January 28, 2004

I'm uploading as well
posted by jonah at 9:10 PM on January 28, 2004

It's cool, but not THAT cool. Would have made a nice demo reel for the Video Toaster version of Lightwave 3D back in 1992 or so.
posted by kindall at 9:21 PM on January 28, 2004

What happened? Every four years, a new generation of political dupes are conned by a new pseudo-outsider.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:22 PM on January 28, 2004

Has M.C. Escher Sold Out?
posted by homunculus at 10:04 PM on January 28, 2004

Well, kindall may be right. It may not be all that great, but at least it doesn't take 2+ hours to download anymore.
posted by crunchland at 10:13 PM on January 28, 2004

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