As one of Sonmi-451’s lines in the film, “separation is an illusion … I believe death is only a door, when it closed, another opens.” Such a manifesto is the best way to summarize the understanding and adaptation of reincarnation from the creators of Cloud Atlas.
In the film Orlando, although reincarnation hasn’t been depicted explicitly, it actually throughout the entire plot in a metaphor way.
Although it has not been a well-examined explanation, use the idea of reincarnation to analysis the plot of film "Last year in Marienbad" makes perfect sense.
I am currently working on my essay about a Chinese ink-wash animation film The feeling of mountains and streams. In the film, it comes to a point that the elder man gives his long-treasured guqin to his student/friend, a young fishing man. Since I am trying to analysis the film and put it into the... Continue Reading →
During the reading of George Griffin's ‘Take the B Train: Reconstructing the Proto-Cinematic Apparatus’, I've learned about three artists and their concrete animation works. Before this, I have seen this kind of apparatus quite a lot, but Eric Dyer, one of the artists in the reading, his work 'The Bellows March' shocked me completely. Using intricate... Continue Reading →
In his essay Animation = A Multiplication of Artforms? Edwin Carels mentioned this when talking about animation's self-promotion: "film critics and historians hardly get to see this kind of animation and so they cannot cultivate its reputation as art ... A film needs media attention to gain instant recognition and prizes at festivals also play an... Continue Reading →
In the chapter The World is a Cartoon, author Steve Reinke examined several stray notes, depicted and discussed a serial of topics such as the relationship of cinema to the photographic image; the complicated controversy on cinema, digital film and animation; and especially, the relationship between cinema and different types of animation. As far as... Continue Reading →