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Behind the Wall

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Based on the song Behind the Wall by Tracy Chapman.

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music is very close to the movie intesting cocept loved the art 10/10

Quite unexpected

You would think I would know every musician out there listening to my brother all day. The best thing about this was how authentic it was. It didn't go for any crap at all, just right down to what really makes a cartoon emotional. Some of the music seemed a bit "off" but it's still great to listen to, as I at least manage to recognize it. It is interesting to be introduced to your style, as it's truly your own. I thought the wide screen might bother me at first, but it really didn't.

You know something is going to be good when you introduce a dripping faucet so well. In the second shot, it appeared to be talking in some way. We all know what it's like to have conflict in our lives. The animation is so good and it looks like watercolor. It has been forever since I have even seen anything done in watercolor. Aaah, brings back memories.

Different, but great.

Something totally different, but was a little slow at times. Nice though and well thought up, and seriously amazing artwork. Storyline was good, it had actual movie feel about it. Great work, a fantastic early submission to NG. Cheers, GJ.

i'm speechless

i cannot say enough about this work. this is an issue very close to me and you did a fabulous job portraying the fear and hopelessness felt on both sides of "the wall". it's every abused womans fear that the violence will escalate to murder, and for too many it does. tracy chapman is a wonderful folksy singer who is so refreshing to hear. you have a true talent.

Tracy Chapman is an excellent choice

I have to disagree with some of the reviews this flash received regarding the music choice. Tracy Chapman's music is very narrative. She uses a great deal of repetition to emphasize hollow moments and the despair of (particularly urban) situations, and your style contributes to that. I like the setting of this animation because it gives the visual an echoing haunt of imagery that Chapman's voice evokes. The sink dripping seems to be a prelude to the tone, and I appreciated the foreshadowing it provided. I do agree that the breast exposure was a bit gratuitous, but the trickle of the tear in that scene is perfect. How about "Fast Car" for an encore?

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3.52 / 5.00

Aug 9, 2001
1:43 AM EDT