Movie of the Week #2


Thanatopsis
(Ed Emshwiller; 1962)

4 comments:

the heart of the world said...

All that breathe
Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh
When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care
Plod on, and each one as before will chase
His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave
Their mirth and their employments, and shall come
And make their bed with thee

(line 60-66, William Cullen Bryant's "Thanatopsis")

Mike D said...

a very compelling piece of work - puts most modern video-art to shame. this is brilliant stuff guys - keep it up.

(and i learnt what the word thanatopsis meant too - expanding one's vocabulary is always good)

Vanwall said...

Emsh's sci-fi illustrations were non-pariel, completely opposite of his films. They were amazingly realistic, and perfectly accurate to whichever story they accompanied - so much so that when I re-read an old story with new illustrations, I just can't even look at 'em.

BCNU

Steve said...

Um... whoa. That was absolutely nothing like the only other Emshwiller I've seen ("George Dumpson's Place"). I dug this one a lot, and I'll bet Chris Cunningham does too.