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.

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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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