Two Charles Bukowski “Bluebird” Poem Animation Videos

The first Bukowski “Bluebird” video features animation void of the text itself. Instead the poem is acted out by the central character, with piano background music. It’s a highly stylized short film, looking very much like a watercolor painting.

Bluebird from Hannah Song on Vimeo.

This “Bluebird” animated video is much more jarring and less tranquil than the one before it, and it features a reading of the poem. The audio comes from the documentary Born Into This – which you can watch in full by clicking on the link – and is read by actor Harry Dean Stanton. It relies mostly on a typography approach, with shaky animation.

What do you think of these videos? Which one do you like best? Are there any other “Bluebird” inspired works you’ve stumbled upon? If so, feel free to share them in the comments below.



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