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EUN-HA PAEK – Now and Then

One of the videos in the series made as fillers for the Sundance Channel and based on the poetry of Billy Collins.

Directed and animated by Eun-Ha Paek at Milky Elephant. Creative agency: JWT, New York.

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In a rush this weekday morning,I tap the horn as I speed past the cemeterywhere my parents are buriedside by side under a smooth slab of granite.
Then, all day long, I think of him rising upto give me that lookof knowing disapprovalwhile my mother calmly tells him to lie back down.
(Billy Collins)

Yet another of those [...]

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The fox you lug over your shoulderin a dark sackhas cut a hole with a knifeand escaped.
The sudden lightness, makes you thinkyou are strongeras you walk back to your small cottagethrough a forest that covers the world.
(William Collins)

Another one in the Billy Collins Action Poetry series produced by the Sundance Channel.
Directed by Samuel Christopher, animations [...]

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JULIAN GREY – Forgetfulness

Long ago you kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbyeand watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,
something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.(Billy Collins)

Uhm. I can’t remember what I was about to tell you. [...]

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JULIAN GREY – Budapest

My pen moves along the pagelike the snout of a strange animalshaped like a human armand dressed in the sleeve of a loose green sweater.(William Collins)

Budapest is part of a series of animated shorts that Ajit and me covered repeatedly on Ticklebooth. Check out Forgetfulness and The Country.
Every short is based on a poem written [...]

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