I WANNA SEE THIS MOVIE!
Edit: Forget "see". I wanna own it!
Manohla Dargis of the New York Times is making me cry.
It's not the fault of American animators that we're stuck in the kiddie sandbox.
But yeah, Satoshi Kon is pretty excellent, and this looks to be one of his better mindbenders.
Yeah, i think the comment was completely unnecessary and only serves to stir up controversy by further polarising the camps between western and eastern fans and creators.
I´ve only recently discovered that Satoshi Kon is the mInd behind Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers.
I really have to track down Milennium Actress and any other jewels he happens to have crafted.
Last edited by Eliseu Gouveia; 03-04-2007 at 01:15 PM.
The opening credits can also be seen here. Satoshi Kon is one of my favorite directors, and this looks absolutely incredible. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for the soundtrack as well.
You have a point but - at the risk of further fueling this tangent- you mustn´t confuse animation - the craft- with animation -the end product-.
Although the western scenne has been inundated with awful talking animal animation movies lately, I do consider some of its character animation absolutely top notch.
So, it´s not a problem with the modern day animators, it´s a problem with the modern day storytellers who seem to have run out of ideas..
But back on topic, do you know of any other works Satoshi Kon did?
That movie looks bananas. I want to see that movie proto.
As for the comment it is not the animators falut, it is the studios. They want something that will give them money so they are going to stick with formulatic talking animals. Also the American public for the most part really do not gravitate towards experimental concepts. The Easter audiance on the other hand embrace creativity and support it for the most part. If you have a problem with what I said then buy all means tell me what you think.
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Millenium Actress: The story of a documentary director who uncovers the life and career of a famous but now reclusive actress. The film has a sort of "play within a play" structure.
Tokyo Godfathers: A "family" of homeless people (an aging transvestite, an alcoholic, and a teenage runaway) try to locate the parents of a lost baby on Christmas Eve.
Paranoia Agent: A 13-episode television series about a social phenomenon created around Lil' Slugger, a mysterious figure who assaults several Tokyo citizens with his "golden bat." As a pair of detectives try to find Lil Slugger, secrets about his victims are uncovered and the question of whether not Lil Slugger is even real (or human) is raised. Aired on Adult Swim last year.
And though not one of his directorial works, Kon wrote the screenplay for the "Magnetic Rose" segment of Memories.
Last edited by Sandoz; 03-05-2007 at 03:36 PM.
And not to forget, he also did a manga, back in 1990: "Kaikisen". There are many seaside towns with mermaid legends - what if one of them was true?
Here's a link to the publisher of the French edition (with preview pages).
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Millenium Actress was a great movie. One of my favs anime movie and I'm not necessarily a big fan of anime movies.
I wasn't a fan of Tokyo Godfathers. It felt too much like a "Christmas holiday special" to me, and though it may be new and unique in Japan, I got the feeling that I saw the same type of movie several times as a kid watching TV in the West.
This movie looks awesome and the animations looks stunning.
Right now the big thing in Western cinema is CG animation. I wish this wasn't the case though. There are a lot of good artist here in the West. CG to me still hasn't succeeded in capturing the magic of cinema that animation has yet for me.
Last edited by Smokeyjay; 03-06-2007 at 07:49 PM.
Paprika looks amazing. Can't wait.
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