I Love: Spike Jonze – Mourir Aupre de Toi

Late fall has been leaving me in a strange mood for a few weeks. It might be the beginning of a hibernation period or the fact the days are starting to get shorter and if you are not careful, you could go a whole day without seeing sun.

That’s why it’s even more exciting to discover something whimsical to bring a little light in.

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi on Nowness.com.

Spike Jonze’s latest short takes place on the shelves of an old bookstore created by fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan‘s homespun illustrations of iconic first-edition book covers. It took six months for the production team to animate the 3,000 pieces of felt. Macbeth’s skeleton and Dracula’s vixen fall in love, have an adventure – and a romp.

While Mourir Aupre de Toi has already been talked about on Nowness and Very Short List, I first heard about it through last week’s Advertising Age.  I’m not sure if that means I should read publications when they are actually current or hang around the Internet more (you have no idea how ironic it is to work in social marketing strategy and not have efficient time to waste online).

I love short films like this, but I want MORE. I foresee rewatching The Science of Sleep very soon.

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