Saturday, May 9, 2009

Waltz With Bashir

An animated movie that blew me away. I understand this already is quite a popular film with just a lone lose at Oscar's (2009).

A film is about the Israeli filmmaker's (Ari Folman) attempt at gathering lost war-memories. Through the movie, which is about the Israeli offensive in Lebanon, the foot soldiers, the innocent civilians and a lone journalist narrate the events/nightmares/dreams/songs/'boy holding an RPG' back to him and he is just able to recollect one, which no one comprehends to.

How amazing is our mind to be able to wane out the memories that trouble us, just to keep us sane, just to keep us alive. It rubbishes the poignant details and replaces them with the milder vanities. And just when you see your life had no such scars, it's the other side of conscience which starts rubbing them all over again. This is what movie is about to the director and least it is about war.

Coming to animation part. Outstanding and amazing. I remember childhood animated series such ,as Jonny Quest, used to amaze me with the details detailing each and every lineament muscles of character. This movie along with brilliant back ground graphics and narration, gets added to one of the precious films I treasure.

I have greater tendency to liking a film on its poignant score, but this one surely scores way above in other departments .. narration/animation/music/intention ..

p.s. I watched it in DVD which had no subtitles ( film is in Hebrew ! ) and therefore I downloaded one from net and linked it to my film using VLC player ( i did that for first time and I am excited about it :D)
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