Origins
01- Introduction
  The Dog
02- Part I
03- Part II
04- Part III
  The Monkey
05- Part I
06- Part II
07- Part III
08- Part IV
09- Part V
10- Part VI
11- Part VII 
  The Dragon
12- Part I
13- Part II
14- Part III
15- Part IV
16- Part V 
17- Part VI 
18- Part VII 
19- Part VIII 
  UR / Drexciya / D1
20- Part I
21- Part II
22- Part III
  Pangea
23- Part I
24- Part II
25- Part III
26- Part IV
27- Part V
28- Part VI
29- Part VII
30- Part VIII
31- Part IX
32- Part X
33- Part XI

06 - The Monkey II

 

 

As my Charlie Chaplin film was nearing completion, the colour Super 8mm footage that I brought back from that first trip to China suggested to me that the next logical step would be to make a 30 or 40 minute film, but in colour, with professional actors and a more convoluted storyline.

I could shoot interiors digitally in Ireland and intercut them with the exteriors I had already shot in Shanghai, and I was drawn to a similar cultural transposition that I had made with the Chaplin short in the challenge of receating an Asian background in Ireland.

The simple colour breakdown and textured quality of the colour Super 8mm also appealed to the painterly sensibility that I had started to develop with the previous film.

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  Alan Lambert 2009