Mask of the Red Death, 1969

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More animation, and more Edgar Allan Poe, although the story is reduced to a minimal trace in this 1969 short from the Zagreb animation studios. I’ve no idea whether the title is a misreading (or mistranslation) of Poe’s or a deliberate play on the masks used in the masque but I’ve gone with the most common labelling. Directors Branko Ranitovic and Pavao Stalter use a paint technique to sketch the stages of a tale that continues to resonate today. Watch it here.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope
The Tell-Tale Heart from UPA

2 thoughts on “Mask of the Red Death, 1969”

  1. “Beneath your dancing feet are the tombs of tortured men! Thus does the Red Death rebuke your merriment!”

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