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Waltz with Bashir [videorecording]
Folman, Ari.
Adult Fiction History WALTZ

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62triplet said:
(2008) 97% (%) 18) PAID http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/movies/26bash.html * * * * "See my profile for the key to this code" * * * * SYNOPSIS: "This is an antiwar meditation that is equal parts personal memoir, history lesson, and animated fever dream. Director Ari Folman was a soldier during Israel's first invasion of Lebanon in 1982. This was a painful moment in history, when the newly elected president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, was killed in an explosion. Furious, his party, the Christian Phalangists, retaliated by storming into the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and slaughtering thousands of innocent victims. Over 20 years later, Folman is disturbed to realize that he has no memory of this incident even though he was there at the time. In order to remember, he tracks down several of his friends and soldiers who were there with him to find out what really happened. "Waltz with Bashir" is difficult to categorize: it is a combination of animation and documentary and history and fiction. It is all of those things at once, and it is also much more than that. As "Waltz with Bashir" unfolds in dreamlike waves, Folman understands that guilt is a dangerous thing, and war is even worse." CONSENSUS: "Waltz With Bashir is a memoir, a history lesson, a combat picture, a piece of investigative journalism and an altogether amazing film. A wholly innovative, original, and vital history lesson, with pioneering animation, "Waltz with Bashir" delivers its message about the Middle East in a mesmerizing fashion." MOTIVATION FOR ME TO SEE: Why do we keep getting the Middle East wrong? What really happens over there? This is one incident I had heard about, and the NYT review clinches it as a film to see. MY THOUGHTS: What a film achievement! It's a graphic novel come alive, a cogent , first-person analysis of the impact of war, PTSD, the amorphous nature of memory. My memory of this film, however, is concrete: how animation has taken on a difficult subject better than live action could. See it. [New Purchase by HCL]
posted Jul 7, 2009 at 12:33AM
62triplet said:
#2 (2008) 97% (%) 18) PAID http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/movies/26bash.html * * * * "See my profile for the key to this code" * * * * SYNOPSIS: "This is an antiwar meditation that is equal parts personal memoir, history lesson, and animated fever dream. Director Ari Folman was a soldier during Israel's first invasion of Lebanon in 1982. This was a painful moment in history, when the newly elected president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, was killed in an explosion. Furious, his party, the Christian Phalangists, retaliated by storming into the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and slaughtering thousands of innocent victims. Over 20 years later, Folman is disturbed to realize that he has no memory of this incident even though he was there at the time. In order to remember, he tracks down several of his friends and soldiers who were there with him to find out what really happened. "Waltz with Bashir" is difficult to categorize: it is a combination of animation and documentary and history and fiction. It is all of those things at once, and it is also much more than that. As "Waltz with Bashir" unfolds in dreamlike waves, Folman understands that guilt is a dangerous thing, and war is even worse." CONSENSUS: "Waltz With Bashir is a memoir, a history lesson, a combat picture, a piece of investigative journalism and an altogether amazing film. A wholly innovative, original, and vital history lesson, with pioneering animation, "Waltz with Bashir" delivers its message about the Middle East in a mesmerizing fashion." MOTIVATION FOR ME TO SEE: Why do we keep getting the Middle East wrong? What really happens over there? This is one incident I had heard about, and the NYT review clinches it as a film to see. MY THOUGHTS: What a film achievement! It's a graphic novel come alive, a cogent, first-person analysis of the impact of war, PTSD, the amorphous nature of memory. My memory of this film, however, is concrete: how animation has taken on a difficult subject better than live action could. See it. [New Purchase by HCL]
posted Jul 16, 2009 at 11:15AM
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