This is an epic tale of two gangs, like The Jets and The Sharks. But Girl and Chocolate aren't even gangs. Some of them act tough and some of them act like babies. But they are even more ... See full summary »
And you don't even have to be a man of vast reading to enjoy this 6
minutes (including credits). If you know the very basic story of
Macbeth, Dracula and Moby Dick, you're in for a good time. In this
short film, famous (music video) director Spike Jonze enters the
territory of animation for the first time by co-directing the film with
Simon Cahn. Just like in "Night at the Museum", wait until the lights
go out and the action starts at the bookstore as well. The skeleton
from MacBeth spots Mina Harker in his neighborhood and, after some
distinct gestures from her, leaves his book in order to see her while
looking forward to an amorous tête-à-tête. Sadly, occurrences on the
way result in him losing his head. Still Mina obviously fell for the
charming skeleton and quickly comes to his rescue. When the end credits
come in a couple minutes later, the two had quite a journey behind them
and we get to see a raunchy act.
I enjoyed this one. It's pretty smart just like most of Jonze's work
and I'd certainly recommend it to animation lovers and bookworms.
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