tisdag 8 mars 2011

Showtime

It's been a long time since my last post! I guess I've been so absorbed by work latley that the days just went by without me noticing. I was however fortunate enough to have the time over to watch some great films wich I would like to recomend!
As chance would have it, they both tell stories about the life of on stage entertainers.

Some week ago I finaly got to watch l'illusioniste, I've been really exited about it ever since I saw the first trailers for it. It's directed by Sylvain Chomet, who also directed one of my absolute favourite movies, Les triplettes de Belleville.
I will never get tiered of the animation in theese movies, it's so beautifuly detailed, quirky and smooth (fans of the Layton school of animation are sure to enjoy). The illusionist is not all as fun as the tripplet from Belleville was since the mood is quite melancolic but I would say it's just as good and definetley wort a watch.

The next film I had a look at was The Black Swan, there's been a lot of buzz around this movie so I would be suprised if there is anyone out there who haven't seen it yet, but if you by any chance missed it I would recomend you to get to the theatre while it's still playing. I saw it first on my computer and the other day in theatre and I will say it's always worth the extra money to se a film this visualy stunning on the big screen. I had much longer, rant filled, enteries for both of theese movies planned but after thinking about it for a couple of days I just don't feel like nitpicking and whining anymore. I don't want to ruin it! It's been such a long time ago since I saw something new, original and on top of that really, really good so I'll just leave you with my warmest recomendations and hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did.

9 kommentarer:

dschulie sa...

i love the movie and i did the black swan for a carnival costume, you can see it on my blog :3

MissVermilion sa...

I saw Black Swan last week too,I always was too late for seeing new movies XDDD It's such a great film.

Bianca sa...

I really enjoyed watching Black Swan too!

waitingforoctober sa...

Just started reading your blog and I wanted to thank you for the warning on the Illusionist. That's one of the next films in my queue and now I can save it for a melancholy evening.

Black Swan was also lovely :)

Josephine Valentine sa...

dschulie: That's a really neat idea for acostume, I loved the look of the black swan in a movie.
MissVermilion: It only recently premierad in the cinnema here in Sweden so by my standars it's not really that late.
Bianca: Such an unusual film, almost everyone I know who saw it enjoyed it, that's quite an accomplishment.
waitingforoctober: Your welcome, just don't save it for too long, it's so good! Although I must admitt I cried at the end *_*

La Mome Neant sa...

Hello Josephine,
I don't recall commenting on your blog before... I am Jeanne, french Lolita, living in Paris...
I am quite chuffed you write about the Illusionnist and Les Triplettes de Belleville since I currently work for the cartoon studio that made les Triplettes (and Kirikou as well). right now we are working on an animated film called Ernest & Célestine.
Thank you for recommending it!

Josephine Valentine sa...

La Mome Neant: Wow I'm really impressed so you work for Les Armateurs? Did you go to Gobelins too? You're very welcome, the work your studio is doing is quite amazing, I will definitely be on the lookout for your new film!

La Mome Neant sa...

Yes, I went to Gobelins.
I am the production assistant (schedules, budget and such). Most of the animators here went to Gobelins, too.

Will you attend Lolitaloppis? Because I will!!

Josephine Valentine sa...

La Mome Neant: Yes I probably will if I can get time of from work, I 'm one of the arrangers of it so I would like to be there to help out.