Sunday, June 15, 2008

Animated indeed...

A remarkable example of unshakable determination and commitment:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Overcoat_%28animated_film%29


"To this day, Norshteyn is still working on the film—his ardent perfectionism has earned him the nickname "The Golden Snail". Although he has been offered chances to leave Russia, Norshteyn believes that finishing his film in "circumstances approaching comfort" would be impossible."


The story behind it all is easily as eventful and captivating as Gogol's short masterpiece. It seems his overcoat is still pending...
But us the potential viewers, we'll be the critics - the hooligans which, with our commercial inebriety and pathological, ultra-modern sophistication may eventually be won over...not by scraping the floors of Hollywood's dainty studios, but by a story which was once true, and may well still be...

4 Comments:

At 22 June 2008 at 14:15 , Blogger Marina said...

I am also very excited about this...still hoping and waiting! Also, are you a fan of Tarkovsky?

 
At 23 June 2008 at 02:20 , Blogger IPCHUK said...

Incidentally, I recently saw Stalker by Tarkovsky, though I've never actually seen any of his other works. This film in particular included some of the strongest, most powerful acting I have ever come across. Also, I cannot resist but be enthralled by the sheer complexity of the meaning the film tries to convey, and the virtual infinity of possible interpretations it may become a victim to.
Those Russians, all that misery and greyness, it's in their blood...

 
At 23 June 2008 at 12:08 , Blogger Marina said...

I recommend The Mirror and Ivan's Childhood. Both spectacular films. I love the misery and greyness. It balances out quite nicely with the sincerity and passion which is also in our blood!

 
At 23 June 2008 at 12:35 , Blogger IPCHUK said...

Oh, believe me, I am not too far away from this rather romantic coupling of misery and greyness with sincerity and passion...I am Bulgarian, after all!

 

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