“Words”

My word for this is “awesome.”

It’s a mesmerizing film by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante, made to accompany Radiolab’s “Words” episode on NPR. (For more info, visit www.radiolab.org.)

It took me a minute to figure out exactly what’s going on in this video, but when I picked up on it, it became a lot of fun.

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Bob D

    Good enough to watch a second time to pick up what I initially missed. I think this piece is successful not only because of the concept but also due to the editing. You’re given just enough time in each cut for the recognition and then it moves on.

  • Cheryl Russell

    It took me a few seconds to figure it out, but when I did…awesome. Really well done. :-)

  • Rick Ro.

    Nicely put together. Beautiful imagery. I wonder how they chose their list of words.


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