Re: Magic Ring

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Posted by Charles on December 22, 1999 at 23:53:37:

In Reply to: Magic Ring posted by MP on December 18, 1999 at 22:25:58:

Haven't seen it, but heard good things about it. With the schedule I keep, it's difficult for me to stay on top of movie-going and screenings. I rely on people giving me their impressions of films and on occasion, dropping off a video for me to watch. Kind souls.

I recently saw a film on video by a Canadian animator whose name escapes me, I'm ashamed to say, but whose work doesn't. It was called "The Man Who Planted Trees" I believe that it is a contemporary work. I'm told that it took him years to finish. I was very moved by it. Extraordinary filmmaking.

I've also had the opportunity of seeing a video of the first animated feature in history. Nope. Not Disney's "Snow White". I think it was called "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp". German, around 1926. Cutouts were used. The animation was haunting. Ahead of its time in many ways.

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