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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Vals Im Bashir

Just saw Waltz With Bashir. I was bored with all sorts of animations, was looking for something new, done in details (I love details), but this one happened to quench my thirst even with less detailed animation. I can't figure out what they've done, at one point it seemed like advanced computerized cartoonification. But wait this is something more... perfect balance of old style imperfection and computerized smoothness. The visuals of the movie are just awesome, the lightning effects perfect and everything just sums up to give you a true feel and depth of the situation.

The movie is full of deplorable scenes and a horrifying end, though the sequence of events keeps you stuck. I won't go further about the plot, etc. Naturally you can checkout Amazon, Wikipedia or the movies website for more. Don't forget to take a look at the number of awards it has received.
Besides all that, it did remind me strongly of a war-poem I came through my school days - Survivors by Siegfried Sassoon.

No doubt they'll soon get well; the shock and strain
Have caused their stammering, disconnected talk.
Of course they're "longing to go out again,"--
These boys with old, scared faces, learning to walk,
They'll soon forget their haunted nights; their cowed
Subjection to the ghosts of friends who died,--
Their dreams that drip with murder; and they'll be proud
Of glorious war that shatter'd all their pride ...
Men who went out to battle, grim and glad;
Children, with eyes that hate you, broken and mad.
--Siegfried Sassoon

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At October 18, 2009 at 3:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should also see: Waking Life (2001), it's on similar lines.

At October 18, 2009 at 4:07 AM , Blogger IdeaMonk said...

Thanks, just found a torrent :)

At October 19, 2009 at 12:36 AM , Blogger IdeaMonk said...

Woah! "waking life"'s animation is so surreal! just started watching...

At October 19, 2009 at 8:05 PM , Blogger IdeaMonk said...

I slept twice while watching "Waking Life", it has so many interesting philosophical ideas coming out to the viewer, too many at same time.
Many match to what has been there within me, but am not able to express, yet many go over head, but the loudspeaker guy, and guy on the bridge, they make sense.


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