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Tyger is a remarkable short film directed by Brazilian filmmaker Guilherme Marcondes, created for the 2006 Cultura Inglesa festival (sponsored by the British Council in Brazil). The idea was to somehow reference British culture in the film, and Marcondes took William Blake's "The Tyger" as his inspiration.

The film takes place in the chaotic urban landscape of São Paulo, and incorporates night photography of the city, illustrated computer animation of its citizens, and puppetry of the tiger itself. It's an interesting incorporation of all three techniques, and is set within the groovy musical stylings of Zeroum.

Go take a peek. (Warning: large Quicktime files that take a while to load.)

(via Jed Hartman)


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May. 12th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
It's so weird you posted this.
I too wrote a ("Blakean") Tyger post this morning. But I deleted it.

Instead, I substituted the 25th stanza of Blake's "Night" as a poetic representation of my predatory and vampiric mood, reasoning that my (largely non-literary/not-so-hip-on-18th/19th century Brit lit)audience would dig it more.

I think "The Tyger" would have served as a better, if more subtle illustration the sweet-little-girl/Mord Sith duality of my nature which I sought to express.However, I realized that in order to "get" the allusion/illustration, you would have also had to have read "The Lamb"/the entire collection of "Songs of Innocence / Songs of Experience".I didn't think anyone would have gotten the thematic metaphor (plus I wanted to flirt with boymeat lol)

So props to you for posting on a film based on the Tyger and bringing it into today's LJ pool of conciousness! I was in a Tyger kind of mood, and your post made me smile

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May. 13th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
Glad I could make you smile. I'm not very familiar with Blake outside of "The Tyger." Where would be a good place to start? (I see there's a Dover Thrift Edition of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience for only $1.50.)
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