Saturday, December 14, 2013

Newscaster Dragon Maggots Short Movie Review

Public Viewing
  Newscaster/Dragon/Maggots is a Surrealist Animated movie currently hitting film festivals. So unfortunately viewers can only see it by viewing it at the festivals it shows at.

The Review Part
 The movie while only 3 minutes in length has good pacing that neither makes the film feel too long or short. However The Dragon part is hard to see due to the Salvador Dali style rotoscoped animation. This is not to say the 3 minutes of animation is not viewable. The work is very watchable in regards to the other two subjects.

 As for the Music by Japan's Merzbow it can be a bit grating in certain seconds but overall it works. How it works is by adding a distorted feel that reminds one of television channel problems. Not the standard problems, but like being an alien on acid while watching TV.

 I recommend this short movie for fans of Grant Morrison's Final Crisis, Christopher Nolan movies. Heck just anyone looking for something a little different.

Creator Sites

Masami Akita A.K.A. Merzbow

Chris Sagovac

A List Of What Festivals Showed The Short
UNDER-the-RADAR Animation Symposium / ”Raum D” MuseumsQuartier / Vienna, Austria St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase (St. Louis, MO) 2013 Contamination Defcon 4 Film Festival (St. Louis, MO) 2013 St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, MO) 2013 Cornwall Film Festival (Newquay, United Kingdom) 2013 ASIFA International Animation Day (Grand Rapids, MI) 2013 Fall Faculty Institute / Pierre Marquette / Grafton, Illinois

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