For the second post of the day that chronicles man’s destructive tendencies (flames included), Dublin-based collective D.A.D.D.Y. directs this charming promo for Bloc Party. This light-hearted film sees some of our favorite fairy tales (animated by Ray Harryhausen) demolished and set to flames by a steamrolling army.
D.A.D.D.Y.: “We acquired a number of the [Harryhousen] fairy tale stories and re-edited them to the track, so we had a strange narrative set in this animated fairytale world. A place inhabited by all the classic characters from Little Miss Muffet to Red Riding Hood.Taking the re-edited vintage animations, we then reanimated over these beautiful old stop-motion films, adding some ‘reality,’ so they lost that innocent feeling and meaning they once had. We have no idea what Mr. Harryhausen will think if he sees them, but some of the new cartoon violence makes parts of the video darkly funny, which he might like.”
As “In Our Talons” documents the death of nature by the hands of man, this one may represent an end of tradition under the feet of modernity.