Jonathan Safran Foer’s TREE OF CODES
All year, I’ve been studying car manufacturing processes (complicated) and the history of soda bottling (simpler but with more bullies), so it’s refreshing to come across a short film on the manufacturing of my friend Foer’s ambitious little book, TREE OF CODES.
Published last year, TREE OF CODES required a painstaking process in which chunks of Foer’s favorite novel, “The Street of Crocodiles” by Bruno Schulz, were cut and reassembled into a brand new narrative. (I woulda chosen some Yo La Tengo for the music bed, but they went with “The Last of The Melting Snow” by Leisure Society.) Here it is:
Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer: Making Of from Visual Editions on Vimeo.