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April 22, 2007 5:48 AM   Subscribe

Orpheus and Eurydice, the acid-tinged, animated music video version.
posted by Wolfdog (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
L'oiseau chante avec ses doigts. Une fois.
posted by Wolof at 6:03 AM on April 22, 2007

the link seems to be down. the youtube link is the same one?
posted by kolophon at 6:05 AM on April 22, 2007

Bah! No, Wolof's youtube link is not the same. I must have looked back before I hit post.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:14 AM on April 22, 2007

oh dear, that was too lovely. Orpheus is probably the only Greek myth that I really really liked.
posted by thelastpolarbear at 10:01 AM on April 22, 2007

Totally loved the Orpheus and Eurydice animation. That Winged Sandals site has delightful visuals and info. Other animations there about Greek mythology. Just learned the connection between the word dolphin and the Oracle at Delphi. cool. Beautiful and informative illustration of an amphitheater.

Always wanted a pair of winged shoes but the next best thing are Melissino's hand crafted and affordable Greek sandals.

Charming sentence, birds sing with their fingers. My own version, written as a 15 year old, was "...feathers grow on fingers of writers whose thoughts fly." I wonder on what quote from Apollinaire Jean Cocteau based his line?
posted by nickyskye at 10:10 AM on April 22, 2007

"L'oiseau chante avec ses doigts" is, in fact, a direct quote of Apollinaire. According to Cocteau, anyway, who is generally reliable but sometimes embroiders a little.

Here's another view of the same subject from Maurice Mourier;
«Faire de l'image, dompter la machine à bâtir du film, fabriquer de ses mains des objets peu courants [...] autrement dit créer de la poésie purement cimématographique, c'est, par analogie exacte, chanter avec ses doigts».
posted by Wolof at 10:07 PM on April 22, 2007

Speaking of adaptations of the myth, apparently nobody else has thought to mention this movie yet.
posted by pax digita at 2:34 AM on April 23, 2007

Bah, I thought you were going to link to this movie!
posted by hattifattener at 2:11 AM on April 24, 2007

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