If I were very rich I would start an animation company to revive the aesthetics of early 80’s “high concept”, European, Heavy Metal influenced sci-fi. This is my true, favorite period of animation. No other era captured the pensiveness, and gravity that I desire. These writers/animators/musicians were really trying to blow minds. I love especially these later René Laloux films.
Ralph Bakshi made some fine contributions to the vibe with Wizards, Fire and Ice and the Lord of the Rings. I believe he got shit for overuse of rotoscope techniques but I think time has shown the magnitude of his balls.
The crowning achievement of the era, alas would never see the light of day. I’m speaking of the unfinished Incal movie by Jodorowsky and Moebius. Also the Arzach movie which would have ripped too. Fuck!
These guys were riding a slow motion, Krautrock wave. It was the dreamy leftovers of hippy idealism and future optimism as we entered the era of personal computers and almost affordable synths. Why did funding dry up for these visionaries? Why are there so few movies that give me this feeling?
Please send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org I will send your complimentary tarot deck in the next couple weeks when I get the crate from the printer. Thank you for hanging with me on this wild journey of getting these things made. It took way too long. I do blame myself for being extremely […]Tarot Cards Are Here
- Jesus 2 Will Get Made
Despite the many cancelled show productions, movies and employees after the Discover takeover, my pilot with Cartoon Network is still going. I just got the first finished workprint from the animation house. I think it looks great. I am going into the studio next week to oder some retakes on some shots. This for example: […]Hungy Ghost Update
- I’m no longer worried about Dall-E
Good question! I don’t know yet, but I’m getting close to finding out. Under a certain amount of pressure from my future French publisher, today I re-organized my story outline and chucked out all the notes that no longer applied. The process of writing Forming is a mix of research, planning and improvising as a […]How Much More Forming To Go?
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