Some friends and I had the opportunity to go to Japan and make a short film directed by one of our professors Dean Yamada. We’ve been blogging avidly, and here is a thing I wrote for it. Read the rest if you are interested, I really think this will be something good.
Is fantasy still relevant in today’s world? I recently saw a movie which seemed to argue that it isn’t. The odd thing is was it was not by some snobby hyper-naturalist, but by one of today’s leading mythspinners, Terry Gilliam. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is an emotional experience for reasons completely outside the film. Despite beautiful artistic vision and solid performances from the cast, it’s characters and plot leave much to be desired to pull the audience into its story, so faithful observers of the artists involved must look past the screen. As it turns out, this reveals an almost worldwide plot and cast behind it all.