355. Tapum! The History of Weapons – Bruno Bozzetto

song-of-the-prairie

SUMMARY: An ironic look at the history and evolution of weapons down the centuries.

WHY IT’S HERE: Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto is one of my absolute favourites and I generally find something to like in almost all his work so we’ll be seeing a lot of him on this list, starting with his debut short ‘Tapum! The History of Weapons’. Establishing Bozzetto’s simple but enormously effective cartoony style (although it would evolve beyond the sometimes excessive simplicity utilise here), ‘Tapum! The History of Weapons’ also establishes his penchant for satirical wit and black comedy. This fun trawl through the history of man-made arms is bitingly amusing and contains a message that was becoming prevalent in its era: that sometime soon mankind could develop a weapon that will blow us all right back to the stone age.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s