Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?
the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.
The Fall (2006).
The match cut is a cut between two shots which match graphically. This match establishes a sense of continuity and interconnectedness between two different spatial or temporal spheres.
Psycho (1960), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962), directed by David Lean.
The Graduate (1967), directed by Mike Nichols.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.
THIS FUCKING MOVIE THOUGH.
JUST WATCH IT. WATCH IT AGAIN. WATCH IT THREE MOTHERFUCKING TIMES BECAUSE I BET YOUR COTTON SOCKS THERE’S A WITTY ONE-LINER IN THERE THAT YOU’LL HAVE MISSED
IT IS A STORY ABOUT A CONFIDENT YOUNG WOMAN WHO DON’T NEED NO MAN BUT GETS ONE ANYWAY WHILE SHE DANCES HER ASS OFF AND SINGS LIKE A FUCKIN BEAST WHILE CALLING OUT RACIST BULLSHIT WITH QUEEN LATIFAH
IT HAS JOHN TRAVOLTA IN DRAG
IT HAS A CHARACTER GROWTH OF A PLUS-SIZE CHARACTER WHERE SHE DOESN’T FUCKING LOSE WEIGHT SHE BECOMES AMAZINGLY CONFIDENT IN HERSELF AND DOES WHAT’S DAMN RIGHT
I SHIT YOU NOT THIS MOVIE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
“We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.”
Robin was an incredibly funny man who unfortunately left us today. I honestly am person who thinks that the best way to appreciate someone who contributed so much to the world is to appreciate what they brought into it. So, I thought I would help you by providing some links. I really hope he has found some peace.
I couldn’t find The Crazy Ones or season 3 and 4 of Mork & Mindy, I apologize, huns.
Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?(1977) // Popeye(1980) // The World According to Garp(1982) // The Survivors(1983) // Moscow on the Hudson(1984) // Seize the Day(1986) // Club Paradise(1986) // The Best of Times(1986) // Good Morning, Vietnam(1987) // The Adventures of Baron Munchausen(1988) // Rabbit Ears: Pecos Bill(1988) // Dead Poets Society(1989) // I’m from Hollywood(1989) // Cadillac Man(1990) // Awakenings(1990) // Back to Neverland(1990) // Dead Again(1991) // The Fisher King(1991) // Hook(1991) // Rabbit Ears: The Fool and the Flying Ship(1991) // Toys(1992) // Aladdin(1992) // FernGully: The Last Rainforest(1992) // Shakes the Clown(1992) // Mrs. Doubtfire(1993) // Being Human(1994) // Jumanji(1995) // To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar(1995) // Nine Months(1995) // Aladdin and the King of Thieves(1996) // Hamlet(1996) // The Secret Agent(1996) // Jack(1996) // The Birdcage(1996) // Good Will Hunting(1997) // Flubber(1997) // Deconstructing Harry(1997) // Fathers’ Day(1997) // Patch Adams(1998) // Junket Whore(1998) // What Dreams May Come(1998) // Bicentennial Man(1999) // Jakob the Liar(1999) // Model Behavior(2000) // A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) // Insomnia(2002) // Death to Smoochy(2002) // One Hour Photo(2002) // Noel(2004) // House of D(2004) // The Final Cut(2004) // The Big White(2005) // Robots(2005) // The Aristocrats(2005) // Man of the Year(2006) // Night at the Museum(2006) // Happy Feet(2006) // Everyone’s Hero(2006) // RV(2006) // The Night Listener(2006) // License to Wed(2007) // August Rush(2007) // Shrink(2009) // World’s Greatest Dad(2009) // Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian(2009) // Old Dogs(2009) // Happy Feet Two(2011) // The Big Wedding(2013) // The Face of Love(2013) // The Butler(2013)
Mork & Mindy
season 1: Pilot // Mork Moves In // Mork Runs Away // Mork in Love // Mork’s Seduction // Mork Goes Public // To Tell The Truth // Mork the Gullible // A Mommy for Morky // Mork’s Greatest Hits // Old Fears // Mork’s First Christmas // Mork and the Immigrant // Mork the Tolerant // Young Love // Snowflakes Keep Dancing on my Head // Mork Goes Erk // Yes Sir, That’s my Baby // Mork’s Mixed Emotions // Mork’s Night Out // In Mork We Trust // Mork Runs Down // It’s a Wonderful Mork // Mork’s Best Friend
season 2: Mork in Wonderland // Stark Raving Mork // Mork’s Baby Blues // Dr. Morkenstein // Mork vs. Mindy // Mork Gets Mindy-itis // A Morkville Horror // Mork’s Health Hints // Dial ‘N’ for Nelson // Mork vs the Necrotons // Hold That Mork // The Exidor Affair // The Mork Syndrome // Exidor’s Wedding // A Mommy for Mindy // The Night They Raided Mind-ski’s // Mork Learns to See // Mork’s Vacation // Jeanie Loves Mork // Little Orphan Morkie // Looney Tunes and Morkie Melodies // Clerical Error // Invasion of the Mork Snatchers // The Way Mork Were
Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter (1968)
"Alec, did you dream you had a friend? Someone to last your whole life? "
Brokeback for Brits.
Better than Brokeback (happy ending! For ‘ever and ever’!), and not just for Brits.
I just kinda wanted to say a thing :}
Jeez, The ending of Brokeback Mountain scarred me for life.
iizrett And that’s fine. :) But – gotta say this – I think ‘The ending of Brokeback Mountain scarred me for life’ is connected with why Maurice fans think Maurice is a better film.
The late LGBT activist Vito Russo wrote (and revised) The Celluloid Closet (1981/1986) – his famous book on the history of gay representation in the movies – too early to include Maurice. But, even by 1986, the history he identified was overwhelmingly one of negative representations and tragic endings.
Maurice (1987) is widely considered to be the first mainstream gay film to change all that. Brokeback, by contrast, is emotionally devastating because it’s a throwback to the tropes of gay tragedy that Russo complained of: secrecy, separation, denial, loss. Maurice, released 18 years earlier, does something cleverer. It gives us all the emotional angst, and even cues us to expect tragedy – only to turn that around and give Maurice and Alec a happy ending.
The happy ending is something E. M. Forster, writing in 1913-14, insisted on (against all probability, many critics thought) – and the reason why he feit unable to publish Maurice during his lifetime (as m/m sex remained entirely illegal in England until 1967 – 3 years before Forster’s death – and considerably later in Scotland and Northern Ireland). Ivory’s film – a romantic, swoony gay love story that ended happily, released at the height of the AIDS crisis – was almost as groundbreaking in 1987. But, in contrast with Brokeback, Maurice’s achievement is often, perversely, ignored…
cryingneedforthat: ‘Overcome with feels, utterly enraptured … the ur-text of slash…’ OH YES INDEED. There’s a Maurice photoset on this very theme back in the annals of Tumblr…
taylorcee591: Interested to know your comparative thoughts, watching Maurice and Brokeback for the first time back-to-back like that.
I remember watching this with my college girlfriend and when they first kissed we basically FELL into each other’s arms in the dark theatre, overcome with feels, utterly enraptured, it along withBrideshead Revisited was like the ur-text of slash and—
[suddenly unable to continue]
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
These before-and-after shots demonstrate the incredible power of visual effects on screen.
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