Saturday, February 26, 2011
Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir is an interesting and powerful movie that uses a firsthand account of the 1982 Lebanon War as the audio and animated as visuals. It works well to tell an honest story with memories brought to life by animation. Animation is appropriate here because it gives the dream-like quality associated with memory. Memories, dreams, and animation all make forays into the surreal. The violence is not over-the-top, as it could have been, but rather personal to the main character.
Waltz with Bashir is a good model for how I would like to see a Blood Meridian movie. It should be slightly more unrealistic than this movie but with a heavy emphasis on the personal story, the feeling that overarching events are inherently related by an unseen force.
Posted by Andrew at 11:14 AM