583. Your Face – Bill Plympton


SUMMARY: A man sings a song while his face goes through a myriad of contortions.

WHY IT’S HERE: Bill Plympton’s ‘Your Face’ is a famous short that may be familiar to many of my age for the subsequent adverts for Nik-Naks that it spawned. Plympton is an acquired taste but I love his work and ‘Your Face’ is a superbly creepy offering. A man’s face contorts and morphs into various different shapes and objects as he sings the original title song. The disturbing vocal effect was achieved by slowing down the vocals of Maureen McElheron, who composed and sang the excellent song. Plympton would make more ambitious and grotesque films than this but with its simple appeal, ‘Your Face’ has become something of a calling card for him.


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