Movie Watching Weekend
Big weekend personally for movies. First off, we went to see The Triplets of Belleville
. Whoah. This thing is so imaginative and weird, you could never imagine an American studio doing it. The Triplets filmmakers were obviously not squeamish about making their characters and settings less-than aesthetically pleasing, even downright ugly. It makes the visuals of Disney and their ilk formula-bound by comparison. I was glad it got some Oscar recognition - and now I'm rooting for the jazzy theme to win Best Song!
We also saw the amazing Capturing the Friedmans on DVD. It takes a special kind of masochism for a family to videotape themselves during their worst times (when dad and son were accused of child molestation). A riveting experience. I hope this wins Best Documentary Feature.
And finally, I finished watching 'Picnic' recorded off Turner Classic Movies. Never saw it before, I kind of liked it. Two individuals stood out for me - Rosalind Russell as the spinster schoolteacher and Jame Wong Howe's wonderfully atmospheric cinematography.
Posted by mhinrichs at February 23, 2004 11:29 AM
Hi Patrick! We're big fans of Miyazaki. I've seen Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away (all in Japanese with subtitles, of course). I thought Spirited was the best; Mononoke was Christopher's choice.