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Fantastic Mr. Fox

April 21st, 2011 by Sharon Cross · No Comments · Uncategorized

Wes Anderson is probably my favorite director because of the visual brilliance he displays in all of this films. When I found out that he was doing a stop animation film of Fantastic Mr. Fox, based off of the book by Roald Dahl, I wondered how his aesthetics would translate into animation. Anderson usually breaks [...]

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Comic Code

March 26th, 2011 by Sharon Cross · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I find the comics code authority censorship incredibly overbearing. I cannot believe that people in the 1950s would even buy comics that were so stifled and unable to be fully creative. Here’s a list of the general standards for code certification:
1. Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for [...]

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March 8th, 2011 by Sharon Cross · No Comments · Uncategorized

As a kid I remember watching Fantasia and just being like what on earth is going on? It completely bored, confused and scared me. The lack of plot was disappointing and I could not related the the music. The epic feeling and dark tones of the movie were really frightening as a seven year old. [...]

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Hard Work

March 2nd, 2011 by Sharon Cross · No Comments · Uncategorized

It’s pretty amazing how labor intensive film animation is. I had no idea the extent of physical labor and the massive about of people it took to create a Disney film, until we watched the documentary. Even more impressive is Lotte Reigniger who with the help of a tiny crew finished Prince Achmed in a [...]

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February 21st, 2011 by Sharon Cross · No Comments · Uncategorized

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