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'Sita Sings the Blues' by Nina Paley

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'Sita Sings the Blues' by Nina Paley

Postby Charles » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:35 pm

How often does a film get a perfect score of 100% for positive reviews on RottenTomatoes.com? This movie is included in that elite club.

An animated masterpiece of a film, "Sita Sings the Blues" is the story of two women and their man troubles, separated by the centuries as their stories come together in an animated comedy-drama from the genius of animator Nina Paley. Based on the Hindu folk tale "The Ramayana", vintage recordings of jazz singer Annette Hanshaw are used for Sita's voice against the junky beat of traditional Indian music.

Completed in 2008, here's the movie in its entirety...




If you don't have the time at the moment to watch the entire film, check out the first few minutes for an idea of what you can expect from it.




For more about Sita Sings the Blues, visit the film's official website.

http://www.sitasingstheblues.com
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Re: 'Sita Sings the Blues' by Nina Paley

Postby hcjehg » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:49 am

Intereesting to know about Nina Paley and Sita is that:

1) She financed this film with her own money, donations and a Guggenheim Fellowship

2) She was the only person that worked on the animation of the film

3) It is animated almost entirely in Flash

Here is a Wired interview where she talks about why she made this film and how she found the music....

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/holl ... ntPage=all

Check out the info on the "render farm" :-)

Back in 2007 I communicated a little bit about Miss Paley about this film, without knowing how wonderful the outcome of this extraordinary, personal, one woman feat (without forgetting the sound guy of course) would turn out to be.

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Re: 'Sita Sings the Blues' by Nina Paley

Postby Charles » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:40 pm

That's amazing. You know, we give awards out here to studio employees, to archivists and historians, to people who've never done anything like this. I don't know of anyone who's accomplished anything remotely close to it, on their own or even with a small group. To call Nina Paley's film a remarkable accomplishment would be an understatement. She deserves a great deal of recognition for what's she's created in this film.
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