This movie is a strange reading of a portion of a poem by Lewis Carroll. It is almost three minutes long. For those of us who find Carroll’s work disturbing, this should come as no surprise.
The director, Nick Fox-Gieg, describes his work as such:
Have you ever looked at a sentence until it gradually stopped making sense? For this short, I took a bit from a little-known Lewis Carroll poem, and repeated it until it lost any kind of meaning.
The portion of the poem from The Mad Gardener’s Song is as follows:
He thought he saw a Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
‘A fact so dread,’ he faintly said,
‘Extinguishes all hope!’
For the complete poem by Lewis Carroll, see the Poetry Archives: