Duet (2014): Visual Index

Borrowing a page from Nat over at The Film Experience and his Hit Me With Your Best Shot series, we each chose our favorite (however we define that) image/shot from Glen Keane’s new animated short film Duet (2014).

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[Images link to individual articles on the shot]

" She’s old enough to start dreaming for the future and work for that dream to come true, but not quite old enough to know if this is what she wants to do with her life yet" - Melanie

“She’s old enough to start dreaming for the future and work for that dream to come true, but not quite old enough to know if this is what she wants to do with her life yet” – Melanie

“As she is leaping she is growing into a young lady without a care in the world.” – Lashaun

“In this perspective, it’s like we’re even up there with them” – Jodiann

“The look they’re both giving each another in the trees expresses their liking for one another (not love yet, but it’s getting there).” – Jessica

“She quickly (and elegantly) jumps off of it, which I believe mimics the notion that the pursuit of passion is comprised of several leaps of faith.” – Kim

“Up to that point, there lives were physically and metaphorically intertwined but never parallel until this moment.” – Brad

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“At that moment she knew that he was all she ever wanted.” – Joy

“The girl, while spinning her dancing routine, transforms into birds, then into the wind, and then finally into the boy and the girl – forming a duet of sorts – who embrace each other.” – Eurie

“Clinging to a rock with just his fingertips with what looks like an endless pit below him, Keane creates a moment of very, very brief fear.” – Ben S

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“Duet is like a sketch, a return to the basis of animation roots. There is no dialogue, just music and lines.” – Lisa

“This moment captures life, romance, and a positive moment in the world.” – Hannah

“this particular one visually represents the purpose of the entire story—that life is a constant cycle of growing up individually and, at some point along the journey, united with another by love” – Greg

“This image implies that no matter how extraordinary this story seems to be to the viewer, it is merely one of many, many more beautiful stories.” – Ben P

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