|Chomet - like Tati - relies heavily on long shots both in space and time.|
If you live somewhere around Los Angeles or New York, do yourself a favor and see Sylvain Chomet's poetic feature The Illusionist. It may not follow tried-and-tested formulas but those who are able to adjust to a pace representative of a dying art form (vaudeville, stage magician, cinema, you name it...) will discover a marvel with many a reference beyond Jacques Tati's films.
|Mood is everything.|
Here's a clip of a key scene in the relationship between the magician Tatischeff and the girl Alice.
I haven't written about it yet, since most of my readers seem to live in the United States where the movie hasn't come out until now.