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Sylvain Chomet; the Illusionist

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I’m really looking forward to seeing this film. Here he is, Sylvain Chomet – translated from French to German for the Berlinale, where it premiered. Stylistically, its amazing to see how much tact is used in integrating hand-drawn and 3D animation. The 3D isn’t hidden. Its integrated by finely pushing the frame behaviors and colors to settle into the drawn environment. Need to see this in larger resolution! It leaves me with a slight aftertaste that he’s pushed the flow of line almost too far towards polished sophistication. For me, this becomes evident in the behind-the-curtains scene where the singer struts towards center stage. That movement – as lovely as it was on its own – sticks out. Not to worry – no geek criticism will get in the way of pure enjoyment of what I hope will prove to be a masterpiece! Just…. when do I get to see it?!

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Marc says:
02/23/2010

Man, I really wish I had seen this one. Didn’t manage to get tickets – Berlinale planning has become so much harder with a child ;)

Marc

admin says:
02/23/2010

I hear ya… you probably had to draw straws with the missus.

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