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Paper Sky

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A story told with cardboard.


a work of art

Beautifully, wonderfully done! The music from the Amelie soundtrack not only works with the animation, but the theme and the mood of the story as well!
Newgrounds needs more animations like these, because they're so hard to find.

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Great job man i really liked it...

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A while ago i was in an interesting discussion with someone who also studies architecture. We talked a lot about what defines good art and about some movies that were really original and examples. He told me to watch this flash.

After the first time Iv seen this i have to admit i found it pretty good, but not really brilliant. I dont know why, i guess the claustrophobic carbon atmosphere was kind of working against me.

Now i have seen this submission over 20 times and like many good things, the more you watch it, the more it grows on you. I think this is without a doubt a magnificent movie. I dont know if those were real carbon figures, or if you did it with photoshop, but that doesnt matter.

What matters, is that the extra value this media gives to the particular atmosphere, is unbelievably clever. Brown, boring, almost childish figures that symbolise a big city and the daily life of the working middle class man. The scene where he is in bed next to his wife and where you can see him with his eyes fully opened, while his wife is peacefully asleep, sais it all.

It is brilliant how the man came to discover something new and mysterious as he walked to the bathroom during the night. The disturbance of the entire carbon composition with some bright colours of a beautiful blue sky instead of the paper one is so touching. I also simply love how the man ignores this happening at first and continues to live his life in the way he is used to. The way his curiousity wins over the safety of the common household life is really well done (the same situation as for example in the matrix). And while the beautiful music gets faster and more aggresive, it is perfectly timed how he in the end decides to take the big mysterious step to break free out of his carbon life and away from the paper sky.

A simple story with a simple style, told with the sadness that only a mature person can posses. This is beautiful and without a doubt, one of my alltime favorites.


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this is my fist comment on a Flash work.. i have never needed to or wanted to but this.... this makes me think wow o.o good work adding you to my fave Author list

Gorgeousness And Gorgosity

I adore this.

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4.23 / 5.00

Jun 17, 2003
8:42 AM EDT