Buttle's World

26 March, 2009

A Work of Art

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 14:11

I just got to see The Secret of Kells for the second time. Unfortunately it does not yet have distribution in the U.S. but, if you’re in Ireland or France, you can see it now.

Loosely based on the history of the Book of Kells, and very much based on the look of said book, this is an emotionally-satisfying movie that is also art that moves. They broke most of the usual rules of animation (avoiding flat poses and tangents, for example) and made one of the most beautiful and successful blends of hand-drawn and computer animation ever. Note that there is practically no 3D CG in this film: the computer was used to animate flat art in some really innovative ways.

If you get a chance to see it, do yourself a favor and get a nice dose of eye candy.

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