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This review is from: Fantastic Planet - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] (DVD)
Fantastic Planet is a creature very much of its time ie 1973. It is an animated film for adults which, like its contemporary 2001: A Space Oddysey, is a 'trip' as much as a movie. It was surely created with the help of hallucinogens and many would argue that it is best viewed under such circumstances, as it undoubtedly would have been by much of the original audience.
The movie also speaks to a radicalised generation. Despite its quite literally 'fantastic' setting it is very much about revolution. Don't forget that Paris had been in flames in 1968 during the student uprising and Hippy culture still prevailed per se.
The designs for the movie are amazing and the dubbing surprisingly good for a change if that is how you wish to view it. Whilst the animation itself may seem tiresomely primitive to those brought up on CGI, for me it is a reminder of a more intelligent age - Miyazake excepted -when the animated movie could also have soul.
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2007 19:59:18 GMT
Reviews should be free of personal slants 'It was surely created with the help of hallucinogens' - what a silly bombastic statement with NO KNOWLEDGE of the surety of the statement. A film of this precision could not possibly have been created under the influence of 'hallucinogens'!
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2007 18:31:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2007 18:32:27 GMT
"with help of" is not the same as "created under the influence of".
Review was informative and witty. Above comment is a prefect example of an uptight reviewer who can put a downer on anything.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2010 22:48:47 GMT
S. O'ROURKE says:
Za09 must've been on a major comedown when they wrote their comment!
Posted on 3 May 2010 18:12:07 BDT
From the DVD's booklet essay by Craig Keller, "... the Seventies' lysergic edge is detectable only in trace amounts."
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