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How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels, a film by Craig Welch


Craig Welch’s 11-minute film was made in 1996. It’s a beautifully drawn and conceived piece of work, vaguely surreal as animated films often are but also with some Symbolist qualities:

Welch has stated that one of the original influences for the film was Arnold Böcklin’s painting Isle of the Dead as well as Norman McLaren’s 1946 NFB animated short A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting, which incorporates the Böcklin work.

A pity, then, that Welch doesn’t appear to have made anything since. Watch How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels here. (And thanks to Jescie for the tip!)

Previously on { feuilleton }
Secret Joy of Falling Angels, a film by Simon Pummell
Les Jeux des Anges by Walerian Borowczyk
L’Ange by Patrick Bokanowski



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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Jeff Young


    Hi John

    Some stuff here about Craig Welch’s paintings of dead birds and other subjects



  2. #2 posted by Jeff Young


    And also this, ‘Welcome to Kentucky’, 2005. Some stills from the film but I can’t find the film itself.


  3. #3 posted by John


    Nice, thanks. The film looks like another good one. It’s not mentioned at IMDB but then that site often has incomplete listings for people working in the margins.






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