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“The Reader” by Nathan Englander – A Single Sentence Animation

Max Winter writes about this at PressPlay.

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A lonesome late-night drive is the subject of this Single Sentence Animation from Nathan Englander’s “The Reader.”

“And with all those headlights floating divided in his rearview mirror, Author never can tell which belong to his reader, which pair is his beacon, a North Star, split, cast back, guiding him on.”

Single Sentence Animations are creative collaborations. The writer selects a favorite sentence from his or her work and the animator creates a short film in response.

Animation by Drew Christie. Music by Michael Guggino.

Electric Literature is a bi-monthly anthology of short fiction dedicated to reinvigorating the short story using new media and innovative distribution. Visit us at Electric Literature.


Brandenburg Tune; 100 Watts 120 Volts
by Carson “Kit” Davidson, 1972

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The mechanized production of Duro-Test light bulbs is filmed as a dance to the tune of the Brandenburg, as choreographed filaments, glass, and metal combine in a dynamic finale.


Featured image is The Melancholy of Mechagirl, Catherynne M. Valente, art by Yuko Shimizu.


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