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Shadowplay

Directed by: Susan Kim
Genre: Short

This movie gets: 6.00 (1 rating)
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"A little bit of something different" - a review by pearly

Shadowplay is a completely different style for Susan Kim, whose other work is 2-D. This is more of a claymation style, with physical 3-dimensional sets and stop-frame animation techniques.

The style and substance of the film reminded me a fair bit of a TOOL film clip (specifically, the Prison Sex clip), but not quite as dark (in more ways than one) as that clip.

This particular film came across as more abstract than the other work of Kim's that I have seen. However, Kim went through her process at the ACMI screening I attended, and she explained that, essentially, it's still an autobiographical tale, even though it may not appear so. It's to do with isolation, and retreating into a fantasy world.

Kim also described how she gathered various pieces of junk together to build her sets out of, and the troubles she had with production due to not working in this medium before (hot spots due to using metal in her sets ruining cameras, and so on). To her credit though, she must have worked through all of these issues, as she's ended up with a fairly cohesive end product.

pearly gives this movie 6 out of 10.
Review created on Wed 21 Jul 2004

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