Tuesday, July 5, 2016

'The Man With the Beautiful Eyes' (Videopoem)

The five-minute film below, The Man with the Beautiful Eyes, is an animation of a Charles Bukowski poem.* The animator is Jonathan Hodgson, who also directs; the illustrator, Jonny Hannah. Peter Blegvad and Louis Scendler provide the voices. The short tells the story of a group of boys intrigued by a boarded-up house they have been told to avoid and of what happens when the boys ignore the warning.

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes from Jonathan Hodgson on Vimeo.

* "The Man With the Beautiful Eyes" in The Last Night of the Earth Poems (Ecco, 2002)

See additional Hodgson films on Vimeo.

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