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Neck and Neck

Synopsis
Animation. In the marital bed the surreal sensuality enveloping Othello and Desdemona is disturbed by a dangling telephone. As the phone pours poison into Othello’s mind he transforms into a different entity.
The film is inspired by Othello and is a dark surreal take on the relationship between the deceived Othello, the innocent Desdemona and the mendacious Iago. focusing on the neck of the characters, a common theme throughout the play which acts as a symbol of love, fragility and death.

Neck and Neck is a digitally drawn animation with juxtaposed shots of live action to represent the character Iago. The drawn characters are animated onto the darkness inside the marital bed where time is joyfully forgotten until the outside world interrupts the lovers.
Series
Still Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Duration
5 mins

Credits

Animator
Shaun Clark

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Clip from film accessed on Vimeo 10/2016.
General
The film is part of Still Shakespeare slate of five short animated films developed and produced by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Networks in partnership with London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College London, animation company Film Club at Th1ng, animation company Sherbet and the University of Portsmouth. The film ideas were developed during workshops supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London.
History
Premiered at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

Online Availability

Online URL
https://vimeo.com/162514540

Production Company

Name

Sherbet

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