Oedipus … Starring Vegetables

Sophocles and Aeschylus may be spinning in their graves. Or, who knows, they may be taking some delight in this bizarre twist on the Oedipus myth. Running eight minutes, Jason Wishnow's 2004 film puts vegetables in the starring roles. One of the first stop-motion films shot with a digital still camera, Oedipus took two years to make with a volunteer staff of 100. But the hard work paid off. The film has since been screened at 70+ film festivals and was eventually acquired by the Sundance Channel. Separate videos show you the behind-the-scenes making of the film, plus the storyboards used during production.

via Curiosity Counts


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  • Superb, imaginative tour de force. The proliferation of good animation and original, daring visions is one of the most exciting aspects of the new digital film-making technology.

    Mr. Wishnow’s film is a marvel and I commend him wholeheartedly.

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