The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Using the cut-out style of animation I tried to marry the classic engravings of Gustave Dore to the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge through a classic narrator: Orson Welles. It's a long opium dream of the old Mariner (Welles) who wantonly killed the albatross and suffered the pains of the damned for it.
Original narration by Orson Welles, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

16 MM
Color Tint
42 Minutes

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