Tag Archives: Surrealistic Films

“Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Theodore Ushev (2015)

“Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Inspired by Poet Federico García Lorca Directed By Theodore Ushev.

Written, Produced,Animated and Directed by: Theodore Ushev

Original Music by: Kottarashky / Nikola Gruev
Music Production: Asphalt Tango, Henry Ernst and Nikola Gruev
Sound Design: Olivier Calvert
Line Producers: Dominique Noujeim and Galilé Marion-Gauvin

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“A surrealist journey through colours and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights.”

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“Romance Sonámbulo” by Federico García Lorca (Excerpt)

Green, how I want you green,
green wind, green branches.
The ship out on the sea
and the horse on the mountain.
With the shadow around her waist
she dreams on her balcony,
green flesh, green hair,
with eyes of cold silver.
Green, how I want you green.
Under the gypsy moon,
the things are watching her
and she cannot see them.
 
Green, how I want you green.
Big hoarfrost stars
come with the fish of shadow
that opens the road of dawn.
The fig tree rubs its wind
with the sandpaper of its branches,
and the woods, the cunning cat,
bristles its brittle fibers.
But who will come? And from where?
She is still on her balcony,
green wind, green hair,
dreaming in the bitter sea.
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“My Child Is Dreaming”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film By Pask D’Amico (2016)

“My Child Is Dreaming” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Pask D’Amico.

Created and Directed by:  Pask D’Amico

Original Music by:  Maurilio Cacciatore, Performed by Ensemble Aleph
Animation, Editing and Post Production by:  Klesha Production

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” ‘My Child is Dreaming’: The idyllic world of children against adults’ dreamlike visions.

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When my daughter was born I bought my first diary. In the beginning I was just taking notes of her progress, reactions and likes. Then I began writing about my dreams as well. After two years, I’ve collected all the most beautiful bits to create a video.From such duality, a project called “My child is dreaming” was born.

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It is an introspective journey full of metaphors and paradoxes that put in contrast the idyllic and enchanted world of children with adults’ dreamlike visions, sometimes a bit pessimistic and obsessive.”

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Website: http://www.kleshaproduction.com/

“The Tell-Tale Heart”: Animated Edgar Allan Poe Short Film Narrated By James Mason Directed By Ted Parmelee (1953)

The Tell-Tale Heart is a 1953 American animated short film directed by Ted Parmelee and narrated by James Mason. The screenplay by Bill Scott and Fred Grable is based on the 1843 short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Directed by:  Ted Parmelee

Produced by:  Stephen Bosustow

Written by: Bill Scott and Fred Grable

Narrated by:  James Mason

Music by:  Boris Kremenliev

Produced at:  United Productions of America

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The plot focuses on a murderer whose increasing guilt leads him to believe he can hear his victim’s heart still beating beneath the floorboards where he buried him. Seen through the eyes of the nameless narrator, the surrealistic images in the film help convey his descent into madness.

Paul Julian served as both designer and color artist for film, and Pat Matthews was the principal animator.

In May 1953, pre-production started on The Tell-Tale Heart, which originally was intended to be a 3-D film. It is not known if the film was animated in this fashion, but it was not released in 3D. There is no reference to 3D in a technical trade review.