Wednesday, 3 June 2009

A simple style for a simple story: Black and White

A simple style for a simple story. What a lovely idea! How do side walking crabs change direction. What a very french way of thinking! Essentially this short is about "Existentialism". I'm not going to lie i have only just sat and learnt about it. But it's very interesting. The more i read about it! The more i can seem to apply it to french storys in particular. Ok I shall try and explain Existentialism as i understand it... "Existentialism took the human subject, not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual and his or her conditions of existence, as a starting point for philosophical thought." (yup off wiki) Sooo Existentialism deals with our feels and how they are effected by the conditions of our existence.
"man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards." This is a qoute from the famous existential philosopher Sartre, talking about existance proceeding essence... ok too much my brain needs a rest i shall carry on this slightly more intrested blog post at some point this week.......... (but i can talk about aesthetics my brain loves that stuff!)
This short adds to a newish wave of black and white graphic story telling! Such as Persepolis (film and graphic novel), Fears of the dark (film),
Maus (graphic novel) and Epileptic (graphic novel) just to name a few. But why has there been this post modern revival of black and white? (i'll leave u guessing awhile my brain really needs a rest if ur really intrested come talk to me about it)

live long and prosper x

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