21 October 2012

Allergy to Originality

The premise is simple enough. A man goes to a theater to watch a movie but discovers that all of the films are either remakes or sequels. So a conversation starts between him and the ticket seller about the very concept of originality.  This short op-doc (opinionated documentary) draws on a host of sources (well, one, really) to underscore the point that there is, truly, nothing new under the sun.

Created by Seattle based animator, filmmaker and illustrator Drew Christie, see how many well-known images and photographs you can spot in this four minute animated short. Quite a few – and is the guy selling the tickets Henry Spencer from Eraserhead or am I hallucinating?