Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Destino (2003)


Well, I have an item to share! This is an interesting little animated film called Destino, which was apparently financed by Walt Disney and produced by animator Bob Hench and a noteworthy surrealist for a time in 1945 to 1946. It wasn't completed until 2003, and I surmise that the chief reason for this hiatus rested upon the development of the necessary medium-for-funds means to create Da...I mean, a noteworthy surrealist's vision. I mean Dali's vision. It was Dali.

You can't hide that sort of thing forever.

It's ostensibly a tale of the impossible love between the personification of time and a wispy mortal woman, accentuated by a somber Spanish love song (titled Destino) from way back when. There are numerous distinctly Dalist motifs. Figures morph and fade into graceful transition, and strange allusions to baseball and other mid-1940s sensibilities call into themes of desperate reaches for an embrace.

How artful. Anyway, enjoy the film. It's six minutes or so, and you'll love it if you get a kick out of cartoons or, alternatively, surrealism. It's surrealism in motion. Seriously, it's one thing to have a static image of a hyperreal, fluid world like The Persistence of Memory. It's quite another to have that world move and live.


Kyle William Branham

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