Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side) Stop-MotionJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011
Spike Jonze’s just creatd this "tragicomic" stop-motion animation for designer Olympia Le-Tan. What makes us excited, besides the fact that Spike Jonze always makes interesting films, is that this animation takes place at Paris' famed bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. A skeleton and felt woman then have a love story to make.
As Nowness reports, "Enlisting French filmmaker Simon Cahn to co-direct, the team wrote the script between Los Angeles and Paris over a six month period, before working night and day animating the 3,000 pieces of felt Le-Tan had cut by hand. 'I love getting performances from, telling stories about and humanizing things that aren’t human,' said Jonze of working with Le-Tan’s characters."