Roger Water project:
One of the most powerful animation sequences in the film was the ‘flower sequence’ the result of Scarfe’s own idea. The animation depicts a confrontational situation between two figures of flowers, which symbolizes man, and woman. The situation progress from a serene to a violent, ending with the destruction of one of the figure. What made the animation effective was the transformation process, the morphing from one subject to the next intercutting with landscapes that portrays a world that is consumed by men’s greed and obsession of manufactured product that caters to their needs and desire making them slave to this culture resulting to alienation of men and their surrounding.
The method of traditional cell animation, hand drawn frame by frame used by the animation department I believe leaves an impression on the viewer when watching the sequence. Through animation, working on traditional grounds such as paper and canvas offers a much greater intensity and flow of expression in ways that film cannot.