Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The bead game

While watching television late one night in the Granite State, the butterfly lady and I stumbled on "The Bead Game/Histoire de perles," showing on public television. The film, which can be viewed here, has this synopsis, provided by Canada's National Film Board:
"In this fascinating, innovative exercise in animation, thousands of beads are arranged and manipulated, assuming shapes of creatures both mythical and real. They continually devour, merge, and absorb one another in explosions of color. The theme is one of aggression and inevitability, but any conclusion is left to the viewer."
This is well worth watching.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Yes!! The Bead Game ranks right up there as one of the neatest things I have ever seen on TV with An Island of Colorblindness, The Elements and a nifty neuroanatomy for kids cartoon I saw recently. Thanks for the link!!