‘Idiots and Angels,’ a wordless, black comedy set in art

November 8, 2010

Bill Plympton, a two-time Oscar winning animator, has just released his new wordless, animated film, “Idiots and Angels.”

This dark comedy is about a gun runner’s war with his better nature. The individual finds it necessary to throw alarm clocks at the birds singing outside of his window every morning. But don’t worry, the moral of the story comes with wings, as he grows some and then is forced to do good deeds.

His inner turmoil is marked when he consults a surgeon to remove the wings, and he will no longer do things to better the lives of others. Plympton was also a published illustrator, political cartoonist and even the producer of a series of animated MTV shorts. Check out Filmmaker Magazine to read more about Plympton and the film.


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