It’s a little hard for me to imagine but that at one point Tom Waits was 28 and it was 1979 This video was made from a live performance in Hollywood, there was a multicamera shoot, and it was subsequently rotoscoped. John Lamb and Bruce Lyon. It’s not clear if Lyon and Lamb are pseudonyms. It won both an Oscar for Scientific and Technical Achievement, and then awesomely, first place in the Hollywood Erotic Film and Video Festival.
It’s pioneering animation. I love it.
The videos about and the article below are well worth reading.
Tom Waits For No One, above, is surely the only film in history to have won an Oscar for Scientific and Technical Achievement for its creator and a first place award at the Hollywood Erotic Film and Video Festival. Director John Lamb and his partner, Bruce Lyon also deserve recognition for their taste in source material.