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Synonyms: Thinking and Drawing: Nihon no Shinseiki Art Animation, Thinking and Drawing: Japanese Art Animation of the New Millennium
Japanese: 部屋/形態
English: Gestalt
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1999
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Themes: MusicMusic, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.541 (scored by 432432 users)
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Ranked: #115412
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Popularity: #13134
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Gestalt was shot over the course of a year in a Tokyo dormitory. Each day, Ishida would paint on the wall and photograph it using the available light from the window. The 7-minute long film, which is accompanied by haunting organ music composed by J.S. Bach, consists of those several seconds of film Ishida shot daily.

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Dec 15, 2017
I found this anime through the 'Thinking and Drawing - Nihon no Shinseiki Art Animation' and therefore, already expected something artsy from the show, but this short anime was frankly quite good.

The art, animation and sound were superb, very well arranged together and made the 7 minutes very entertaining. The way the music blended in was specially well done.

I cannot recommend this to every one though, as this is very artsy and may not be that amusing compared to many other anime out there.

Now to the personal interpretation corner:
First let me note that the Japanese name "部屋/形態" means literally "Room/Morph" which I interpreted ...
May 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I stumbled upon this randomly, and since it was only 7 minutes long, I decided "What the heck, I'll watch this."

It's basically just a bunch of lines and abstract art across a wall next to a window. Honestly, it was pretty mesmerizing. The 7 minutes didn't feel that long, and the art and music combined was actually soothing in a way.

There wasn't really a story (unless you want to get really deep and philosophical with art) and no characters. It's just art and music.

Give this a watch if you have 7 minutes to spare. It's definitely not a waste of time, but it's also ...

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