Spike Jonzes „Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side)“

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Spike Jonze hat zusammen mit der Pariser Designerin Olympia Le-Tan einen hübschen Kurzfilm mit Stop Motion-Filz-Buchcovern im berühmten Pariser Buchladen Shakespeare and Company gedreht. Das Making Of-Video darunter finde ich fast noch toller, kürzer, mehr auf den Punkt, außerdem kommt es schneller zum fantastischen Song „Hump and Jump“ von Soko. Auf Nowness gibt's den Kurzfilm ebenfalls, dazu noch ein paar Hintergründe und ein Interview mit Jonze:

Designer Olympia Le-Tan's embroidered clutch-bags spring to life in director Spike Jonze’s tragicomic stop-motion animation Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side). On a shelf in famed Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, the star-crossed love story of a klutzy skeleton and his flame-haired amour plays out amidst Le-Tan’s illustrations of iconic first-edition book covers.

"It's such a beautiful and romantic place,” offers Le-Tan of the antiquarian bookstore. "The perfect setting for our story!” The project started after Jonze asked for a Catcher in the Rye embroidery to put on his wall and the plucky Le-Tan asked for a film in return. Enlisting French filmmaker Simon Cahn to co-direct, the team wrote the script between Los Angeles and Paris over a six month period, before working night and day animating the 3,000 pieces of felt Le-Tan had cut by hand. “I love getting performances from, telling stories about and humanizing things that aren’t human,” said Jonze of working with Le-Tan’s characters.

Spike Jonzes - Mourir Auprès de Toi