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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Russell Etheridge "The Prison Ship" (2008)








The Prison Ship is the second of the promised works from The Royal College of Art. In fact it was the first year’s work for Russell Etheridge - usually I only feature the final graduation piece on the Animation Blog. I found the storyline a touch confusing though the atmosphere of menace generated in the prison ship ploughing through the wide ocean is impressive. The fate of the featured prisoner hangs in the balance at the end, the movie saying something for the power of prayer. The image of the grey ship in towering seas with its cargo of misery is a powerful one.

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