Sep 25, 2013
Directed by the relatively new London based RGM collective, Dead Famous is a rather fascinating, optimistic look at the art of taxidermy.The question that we are asked is: 'Aren't these animals lucky to be immortalized as ideal specimens of their entire species, thus achieving greatness?' I'm not sure if I agree with this perspective, but Dead Famous definitely makes a compelling case worth pondering about.
The beauty of taxidermy is that it always paints a positive, if not better portrait of something that once existed. With this, people are not always aware of the stories/circumstances the animals might have actually been in. This film pays tribute to a few of these tales.