In the Shadow, a film by Fabrice Mathieu


In the Shadow is a short noirish fantasy about a shadow that frees itself from the person to whom it belongs after tiring of the man’s criminal nature. Fabrice Mathieu created his film by editing together tiny clips of feature films from the 30s and 40s (plus some more recent works) then linking them all with a voiceover and music. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) played similar tricks with old detective films but this is still an effective piece, although it probably works best if you’re unfamiliar with the source material. (Via MetaFilter.)

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