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Hello peoples
Topic by: shiori308
Posted: February 9, 2006 - 1:42 AM PST
Last Reply: August 24, 2006 - 10:18 AM PDT

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author topic: Hello peoples
shiori308
post #1  on February 9, 2006 - 1:42 AM PST  
I hate starting new threads because they go under pretty quick but I just wanted to mention this and I didn't know where else to go. I'm HOMELESS!!

Anyhow, I wanted to mention two films I have seen recently that I thought were worth mentioning to others...

Fragile Machine- an underground cg film from musically inclined Aoineko, existential themes, the imagery was unbelievable and the music was so moving it actually brought tears to my eyes. It's so refreshing to see works from people dedicated to the art of filmmaking and loyal to their artistic voice...

My Beautiful Girl Mari- Korean computer animated film, I was really impressed with the animation and the story was so in touch with the realistic emotions a person feels when they evolve from an adolescent to a grown up. Really hits the heart in many ways.

Just wanted to say that and now I am done.
Cinenaut
post #2  on February 9, 2006 - 8:55 AM PST  
I saw a preview for My Beautiful Girl Mari on some DVD or other. It looked different and interesting. It's only getting so-so reviews on Greencine, though. I wonder why?
shiori308
post #3  on February 9, 2006 - 11:53 AM PST  
> On February 9, 2006 - 8:55 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I saw a preview for My Beautiful Girl Mari on some DVD or other. It looked different and interesting. It's only getting so-so reviews on Greencine, though. I wonder why?
> ---------------------------------

Well it is very different from your "typical anime". The fantasy world itself is not the focus and the way it is presented in the film I think really represents the fantasy world a child develops when they are young. It means something to you it defines you but you do not share it with anyone and no one can truly understand its meaning to you. I just think that when I watched it, it brought up memories in my own life when my best friend of my youth moved away and my sister was going to college and leaving the house and also when I was leaving high school. I just felt it was VERY grounded in reality and defined what goes through a child's/ teenager's mind when they are reaching that age filled with rites of passage and difficult transitions and becoming more aware of "reality" and knowing that in some way they must give up "fantasy" and "grow up." I related to the themes well and it made moved me in some way...
shiori308
post #4  on February 12, 2006 - 12:29 AM PST  
I told you my threads never last :(
NLee
post #5  on February 12, 2006 - 3:27 PM PST  
Hello World...

I just saw The Place Promised in Our Early Days and highly recommend it.

This movie was made by Makoto Shinkai, the same guy who gave us Voices of a Distant Star which is a 30-minute movie generated completely from his computer. Fortunately for us, this time he teamed up with other equally talented people to create this full-length movie. The improvement is amazing!

The animation quality completely blows me away. It is even better than any recent big-budget animations such as Ghost in the Shell 2 and Appleseed. The pictures here are incredibly beautiful and realistic-look, yet they look distinctive hand-drawn and not like your typical computer-generated images at all. It gives me goose-bumps eveytime I see lens flares as the "camera" pans across the sky. I keep saying to myself "Wow! I wish I can capture pictures like this"

As to the story itself... Well, it is slow and rather complex. It starts out like a movie about teen romance and friendship. But then came parallel worlds, dreams, espionage, and possibly end of the world as we knew it. Confused yet? Good. So am I. But it is so beautiful to look at, I just to have to watch it again!
NLee
post #6  on February 12, 2006 - 4:25 PM PST  
By the way, I also saw the preview for My Beautiful Girl Mari on the same DVD as "The Place Promised in our Early Days". I must say I'm not impressed by the animation quality. The background and objects look too obviously computer-generated, it is like the world of a Super-Mario game. As to the charaters' images, well, they remind me of South Park.
Cinenaut
post #7  on February 13, 2006 - 8:08 AM PST  
That must be the DVD I saw the preview on as well.
NLee
post #8  on February 13, 2006 - 9:21 AM PST  
> On February 13, 2006 - 8:08 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> That must be the DVD I saw the preview on as well.
> ---------------------------------

So tell me: what do you think about "The Place Promised in Our Early Days"? Does it remind you of Millennium Actress with all those jumping back and forth between dream and reality? Did it bring tears to your eyes watching the dream of whats-his-name finally merges with the the dream of whats-her-name?
Cinenaut
post #9  on February 13, 2006 - 11:38 AM PST  
No, I must have been tired when I watched it, because I didn't like it! The storyline didn't pull me in. I did like the imagery.

And I haven't seen Millennium Actress yet (although I have watched Paranoia Agent and seen Tokyo Godfathers).

Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue are perennial queue orphans for me for some reason.
shiori308
post #10  on February 13, 2006 - 11:43 AM PST  
I think Place Promised in Our Early Days has been in my queue for four months now.

Millenium Actress was a very good movie but the jumping around is confusing. If the animation changed a little to distinguish between reality and fantasy it would have helped but then I guess it would defeat the whole purpose of the character and her inability to seperate the two...

Has anyone seen Perfect Blue because that is one I have not seen either...

PS-thanks for keeping my thread alive guys. :)
NLee
post #11  on February 13, 2006 - 12:14 PM PST  
> On February 13, 2006 - 11:43 AM PST shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> PS-thanks for keeping my thread alive guys. :)
> ---------------------------------

I'll do anything to see the smile on my favorite icon...

(Just in case DBooher is reading this: My heart is still with you. Honest!)
shiori308
post #12  on February 14, 2006 - 12:33 AM PST  
> On February 13, 2006 - 12:14 PM PST NLee wrote:
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>
> I'll do anything to see the smile on my favorite icon...
>

I only keep it for you NLee... my favoritist perv

> (Just in case DBooher is reading this: My heart is still with you. Honest!)
>

> ---------------------------------

jerk. :)
NLee
post #13  on February 14, 2006 - 9:20 PM PST  
So I was watching "The Place Promised in Our Early Days", again. There were several scenes where the main character (either Hiroki the boy or Sayuri the girl) steps into a puddle of water and wakes up from a dream. Somehow I feel this must be a reference to something in Japanese literature. Can anyone fill me in?

(There's never a hamano around when I need one)
FFaso
post #14  on May 2, 2006 - 8:10 AM PDT  
Hi shiori308,
I recently joined GreenCine and saw your notes while looking at the postings: What caught my eye--that is, what made me write to you instead of someone else--was your openess and the sensitivity of your feelings. Why are you homeless? What's happened, and how can you get on a computer if you're homeless? I'm sorry if I'm prying, but honestly that's what really got to me: that one sentence of yours. Also the way you describe childhood feelings, their secret quality, the way no one understands them, or their intensity.
I have to admit I'm not an anime-movie watcher, but a movie I saw recently that I thought was emotionally powerful was an Australian film called "Smash Palace."
If you see it, or have seen it, please let me know what you think.
Hope to hear from you soon, as a pen-pal. If not, that's okay. I swear I'm no perv or weird or anything like that, but I was really moved by your honesty and the voice in your writing, especially with the section when you mention your sister leaving for college.
Take care,
Harley,
Harleyone@optonline.net



Ursus
post #15  on May 2, 2006 - 8:48 AM PDT  
"Millenium Actress"- Yes, I agree quite "jumpy"

"The Place Promised in Our Early Days"- B-e-a-utiful! The backgrounds are STUNNING, with an excellent story.

"Perfect Blue"-Like Judd Nelson in "Breakfast Club"...F-ing Harsh!!! Think animated Hitchcock. This movie is AWESOME! Definitely worth the wait. Shiori, I would hunt this movie down as it is soo worth a rental and more. Very good!



> On February 13, 2006 - 11:43 AM PST shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I think Place Promised in Our Early Days has been in my queue for four months now.
>
> Millenium Actress was a very good movie but the jumping around is confusing. If the animation changed a little to distinguish between reality and fantasy it would have helped but then I guess it would defeat the whole purpose of the character and her inability to seperate the two...
>
> Has anyone seen Perfect Blue because that is one I have not seen either...
>
> PS-thanks for keeping my thread alive guys. :)
> ---------------------------------

NLee
post #16  on May 2, 2006 - 8:57 AM PDT  
> On May 2, 2006 - 8:10 AM PDT FFaso wrote:
> ---------------------------------
I swear I'm no perv or weird or anything like that...
> ---------------------------------

Then you don't belong here. Go away!
^_^
hamano
post #17  on May 2, 2006 - 9:33 AM PDT  
> On February 14, 2006 - 9:20 PM PST NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> (There's never a hamano around when I need one)

You rang?


> the main character steps into a puddle of water and wakes up from a dream. Somehow I feel this must be a reference to something in Japanese literature.

That's not something from Japanese literature at all. You're actually flashing back to your own personal experience from when you were napping on the couch, and your so-called "friends" put your hand in a bucket of water. That's why it seems so familiar...
hamano
post #18  on May 2, 2006 - 10:43 AM PDT  
> On February 13, 2006 - 11:43 AM PST shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Millenium Actress was a very good movie but the jumping around is confusing. If the animation changed a little to distinguish between reality and fantasy it would have helped but then I guess it would defeat the whole purpose of the character and her inability to seperate the two...
>
> Has anyone seen Perfect Blue because that is one I have not seen either...

I liked Millenium Actress... it was the subject of a very confusing and convoluted discussion thread a while back. I hated Perfect Blue... such potential wasted on a trite thriller plot.

My favorite work by Satoshi Kon has got to be Tokyo Godfathers, a sweet Xmas fable, deeply rooted in the peculiar Japanese attitude toward the HOMELESS.

underdog
post #19  on May 2, 2006 - 10:43 AM PDT  
That was a kind message from FFaso to Shiori there. But, and I may be just confused here, but I thought she was saying "homeless" in a metaphorical sense, not literally... referring to trying to find a place to launch a new discussion thread?
If you really are homeless Shiori, let us know how we can help! (And where we should send your discs. ;-) )

woozy
post #20  on May 2, 2006 - 12:38 PM PDT  
> On May 2, 2006 - 10:43 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> .. But, and I may be just confused here, but I thought she was saying "homeless" in a metaphorical sense, not literally... referring to trying to find a place to launch a new discussion thread?


D'oh! That makes *so* much sense!

I thought, and now believe I was wrong, that she was tossing out the comment that she was between apartments (in a college student sort of way) and then switching back to discussions about anime series she had seen lately.

Other than disk 41 of Inu Yasha, I haven't seen any anime lately but the everyone here knows about me and anime. I did finally see "Eraserhead" for the first time and *that's* pretty impressive (in the literal sense). I'm watching "My Father's glory" a half hour at a time (first with no subtitles, then with french subs, then dubbed with french subs, and finally in french with english subs) to improve my non-existing French, and boy is that a fun and sweet movie.

Anyhow that *was* a kind letter.
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