Day of Dreams: Artistic Expression
Set to "Painter Song" (2:42)
The movie takes quickpace, with brisk scene changes and character movements that serve as accents to the droll humor that is the basis of the mood for the story.
An upscale city setting, circa the late1960ís or early 70's. A dance studio and artist studio set across the street from one another.
A fox painter and the vixen dancer he attempts to woo, plus the crowds of critics and art aficionados who rush in and out.
"Dream Symbol" Placement
In the last painting, the two kissing foxes in the painting are leaning over the symbol, symbolizing that this final painting is of his true dreams.
In the period of the late 1960's, down in the main street of a city this story unfolds. The scene opens above the rooftops, but quickly descends to the street level art studio where the main character, a fox artist is hard at work on his painting. He peers from out behind his canvas only long enough to spy the vixen emerging from the dance studio. He smiles and waves and she casually waves back, but takes little notice of his goofy attempts to entice her over for a chat.
Sighing he goes back to work, then an idea comes to him and he paints frantically! The scene flashes to him presenting his work at a gallery: a farcical version of "The Scream", featuring an owl in the classically haunting pose. And in comic form, the critics rush in from both sides in a flash and shower the painting with praise for its modern style and depth. But alas, the vixen who watches from the back is unimpressed, seeing the fox as a mere showoff, pandering to a fickle audience.
He tries again, his next work: "Humans Playing Poker" is another resounding success with the critics, but again she finds his attitude and showmanship arrogant and unattractive. Once more he paints, using the most unique styles and forms he can think of, but still not understanding why she won't acknowledge him. But at last, it comes to him. He must abandon the popular styles and paint with his heart; speak through image the words he's too bashful to say aloud. His last painting is simple, but the message is so very clear (Note: the audience, is not allowed to see this last painting yet; the camera angle keeps it out of view).
Of course the critics hate it, for itís not in the style thatís Ďiní at the time, and they rush out as quickly as they came. He stands alone, ears and tail drooping in front of the painting, certain that he's lost forever the love of his life as well as his acclaim. But then he feels paws on his shoulders. It is the vixen; she understands at last his true intentions during the entire time. They hold paws and lean to kiss each other as the scene pans up to the picture, which is of a simple scene of stylized elongated versions of two foxes doing the exact same thing, wrapped around the dream symbol.