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|Wysłany: Czw 4:55, 07 Kwi 2011 Temat postu: New Air Max 2011 Sony Distributes Waltz With Bashi
Many observers believed that this was to counter the increasing use of motion-capture as an animation technique, something that didn't sit well with animation professionals. The fact that two out of the three films nominated for the 2007 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar, Monster House and Happy Feet, was a perceived slap in the face for many animators. Happy Feet eventually winning the Oscar was a further insult to injury.
Folman wrote and directed the film [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], with David Polonsky as Art Director, Yoni Goodman as Chief Animator [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], and the score by Max Richter. Like Persepolis, it's a highly autobiographical movie, following the story of an Israeli veteran (Folman) who tries to come to terms with his witnessing the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre during the first Lebanon war. In the process, he travels around the world interviewing old friends and former comrades about their memories of the event.
Sony Pictures Classics have picked up Ari Folman's animated film Waltz With Bashir for North American distribution, a film that many observers are already comparing to last year's Persepolis.
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"Stylisticaly, the film has the woozy, weightless intensity of Richard Linklater's Waking Life, while it circles its central horror in the same mercurial, questioning manner adopted by Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse Five," said The Guardian's Xan Brooks, calling Waltz With Bashir [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], "an extraordinary, harrowing, provocative picture."
"The experience of watching Waltz with Bashir reminds me of what it was like when we saw The Battle of Algiers for the very first time," Sony Pictures Classics' Barker told the L.A. Times. "It is one of the great anti-war movies told in a new way, this time with ingenious animation. It is overwhelming.
Despite the fact that Waltz With Bashir, unlike Persepolis, didn't win any awards at Cannes, the flick impressed Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker and Tom Bernard enough that they secured its North American distribution. The studio also hasn't confirmed nor denied that they are aiming the film at the 2009 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film.
"Our past success with Triplets of Bellville and Persepolis has shown that there is a substantial audience out there with an insatiable appetite for high quality animated features for adults. Ari Folman's Waltz With Bashir will shake people up as it reaches for the stars with its bold ambition."
On the face of it, Waltz with Bashir appears to satisfy the Academy's requirements. Rotoscoping has always been a controversial technique with animators, despite the fact that Walt Disney used it extensively, but few can deny it is a "frame by frame" technique. Flash is popular with the online animation crowd, but has rarely been seen in movie theatres. Again, no one can argue that it isn't a "frame by frame" technique.</p
The major question becomes whether or not Waltz with Bashir is animated enough for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS put down fairly stringent guidelines for animated films last year, saying that they had to possess 75% animation during their running length and they had to be rendered using a "frame by frame" technique.
Folman used a combination of rotoscoping and Flash animation to render the story. Despite the rawness of the images, the film struck a nerve with reviewers at Cannes.
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