Thursday, March 19, 2009

Short Film: Malice in Wonderland

Had Sigmund Freud been around in the late 1960s and been a sugar-cube-eating hippy filmmaker of animated films, he might have made shorts like this Malice in Wonderland, Vince Collins' animated masterpiece and fine example of drugged-out psychedelia sexualis. This tripped out, nightmarish version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is not a product of the 1960s, however, but is actually from 1982. It is just one of many short visual overdoses that the filmmaker has made since he began his career as an unknown animated filmmaker, a career – and oeuvre of work – that really deserves far more attention than it gets. Vince Collins is still alive and kicking today in San Francisco, and has an entertainingly caustic page on MySpace.

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