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Cruel, and utterly effective, Peter Foldes' experimentation with computer animation employs a bold speechless narrative to draw attention to the grave effects of consumerism. Who needs ethics when everything is within arm's reach?

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Animated film satire of self-indulgence in a hungry world. Rapidly dissolving, reshaping images, made with the aid of a computer, create a stark contrast between abundance and want. A man eats, at first sparingly, but his appetite grows to gluttony, greed, and gratification of every desire. The nightmare that finally haunts him is the one that hangs over our disparate world. A film without words. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Canada

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19 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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This is the first computer-animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award. See more »

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While very interesting artistically, it didn't do much for me
13 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a fascinating film--not so much for what it says but because it looks so very, very early 1970s. When I watched it, it brought back memories of super-wide neckties, crazy hair and intense colors. I also liked the quality of the animation--though it was, at times, hard on the eyes. The way things seemed to morph in the film was pretty interesting. However, while there were some interesting elements, the film got old very, very quickly. It was so hard on the eyes and other senses that it was tough watching it to the conclusion.

I can see that all the other reviews have been extremely positive and I'm glad they liked it. However, I truly can't see the average person sitting through this film--it's definitely for a very select audience.


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