Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

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.


RB said...

I can't wait to see the film - it looks fabulous. Looking forward to your post on it.

Unknown said...

I can't express how irritated I am that after so long only people in New York and LA get to see this movie. Like, seriously, why can't they just release it to theaters?