Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Animated Cinema: The Illusionist
by Mindy Tang
When I watched this movie, it blew my mind! It's practically a silent movie with very little dialog, beautiful character concepts, and a perfect mood movie for a relaxing night. The story is about a magician in the late 50s in Paris who traveled with a young girl and they begin to form a father and daughter-like relationship. When you watch the movie, you won't expect any of the tiniest part of the animation will be moving. They also did a great job with the typography, especially the billboards, theatre, and store signs that perfectly represent the era. Please watch it when you have a night to spare for a 80 minute movie.