Watch: ‘Empire’ Is the Horror of War Silently Distilled into Black and White

By  · Published on May 4th, 2012

Watch: ‘Empire’ Is the Horror of War Silently Distilled into Black and White

Why Watch? Lawrie Brewster’s style is difficult to describe. It’s homegrown CGI mixed with animation and live-action that’s been tossed in a blender set to homage. We previously experienced the bizarre world of Turnip Head, but this short is a new breed with similar sheep’s clothing.

It’s a salute to Abel Grance’s 1927 war epic Napoleon by way of Guy Maddin. It’s also a jarring, pristine experience.

What will it cost? Only 8 minutes.

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