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By Jayne Pilling

ISBN-10: 1864620005

ISBN-13: 9781864620009

Cartoons―both from the vintage Hollywood period and from extra modern function motion pictures and tv series―offer a wealthy box for distinct research and research. participants draw on theories and technique from movie, tv, and media reports, artwork heritage and feedback, and feminism and gender studies.

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Thus the computer animator and technician working within this tradition appear to be striving for simulations that are indistinguishable from their model, whereas the hyper-realist painter does not. She or he knows that this is an impossible goal and besides, it is never the object of the exercise anyway, only a means to other ends. 21 22 A READER IN ANIMATION STUDIES This does not mean, however, as I have already intimated, that Red’s Dream succeeds in its ‘objective’ of the perfect simulation of its model.

There are significant differences at the aesthetic level between this film and related predecessors. What are these differences? They have little or nothing to do with content of meaning: in this respect Red’s Dream is unexceptional. Rather, it is at the level of form, that the film begins to distinguish itself. From the spectator’s point of view this is discernible in the first instance at the level of the image itself. There is something unusual about the imagery, though describing exactly what it is, is not easy.

10 In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries fine artists took up puppets. By then the puppet plays were anachronistic. Fascinating,bewildering, tormenting, if you like, is the sexlessness of these dolls; in their expression and in their indeterminate dress they possess something excitedly ambiguous . . All the perversions of a soulless, hopeless species drowning in sensuousness are here carried to extremes . . an experience not necessarily . . 12 The cruder European glove puppets, Punch, Kasparek, Laslo Vitez or Vasilache, with his peaked hat bent forward, frying pans to bash opponents or Jan Klaasen, Judy or Katrintje, could be violent or amoral.

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