Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dig the life fantastic!
The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
A glorious, delicious and intricate painting of charm and smiles calibrated to a stage of pure delightful and playful perfection; in other words, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is liquid gold. As gold as Bean's hard apple cider and as treasured as his golden star painted apples. As cheeky and goofy as it may sound, that's it. Wes Anderson's brilliant, detailed and lovely Roald Dahl inspired moving diorama is a pitch perfect execution of artful craft, on-the-money voice work, mesmerizing animation, unexpected emotion, warm witty hilarity, an exciting and tireless story and impeccable comedic timing.
There's a love at play with the very smallest things; the animation, the craft, the humor, its handling of an audience of both kids and…
Fantastic Mr. Anderson!
This is cute, brilliant, inventive, vibrant, sharp, sarcastic, full of colour and full of life. Why the cuss did I take so long to watch it? I do not know. But I sure had a swell time with a long, broad smile drawn on my face as that of a kid who had a bucket full of ice cream in his hands.
The dialogues are quick, cheeky and intelligent marked with the characteristic Wes Anderson style quirkiness and distinction. He has done a great job in converting the Dahl’s timeless children’s book into a stop motion animation film which is well suited and wholly enjoyable for both the kids as well as the adults. This film so…
2009 was a great year for children’s films based on beloved books with wonderful adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Coraline, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Wes Anderson’s fantastic interpretation of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film that takes the best bits of Dahl’s slight but enchanting novella and filters it through Anderson’s idiosyncratic styling to create an unlikely but magical marriage of influences. The source story may remain in tact as an urbane fox attempts to get the better of three ruthless farmers, but it is full of familiar Anderson family dysfunction and existential angst as the eponymous Mr. Fox struggles to keep his family together.
Despite the transition to stop-frame animation this…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
I just rewatched Wes Anderson's wonderful Fantastic Mr. Fox after recently picking up the new Criterion Collection edition of it. Just a day later, my friend stopped by while I was in the midst of watching the fascinating making-of and she immediately became intrigued by whatever was on-screen at the moment and asked if we could watch it. I didn't even hesitate, I simply returned to the main menu and started the film up again. Watched it all the way through and somehow adored it even more after just watching some of the incredible work that had been put into creating such a world - my friend loved it as well.
I think it may be time to introduce her to more of one of my all-time favorite director's work..
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
Fast becoming a sleeper favourite of mine and Wes Anderson is to date the only director whose entire filmography I genuinely adore. Great voice cast, fantastic(ho, ho) stop motion animation, a top notch soundtrack/score, and a weird take on Roald Dahl's original story that somehow fits like a glove. The wolf scene near the end of the film would probably make my top 10 movie scenes.
Some artists have a way of riveting your vision with the certitude of what they do. This has nothing to do with subject or style. It's inexplicable. Andy Warhol and Grandma Moses. The spareness of Bergman or the Fellini circus. Wes Anderson is like that. There's nothing consistent about his recent work but its ability to make me go zooinng! What else do "The Darjeeling Limited" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" have in common?
Now here's "Fantastic Mr. Fox," an animated picture with nothing in common with traditional animation, except that it's largely in one of the oldest animation styles of all -- stop motion, the one used in "King Kong." The animals aren't smaller than people but…
This movie is way awesome and I have a very deep respect for it cause it so good. There just so much to love on this film from it soundtrack to how looks.
Boah was ist das bitte für ein geiler Artstyle? Ich bin ja absoluter Stopmotion Fan und fand das schon in den Burton Filmen klasse eingesetzt, aber Mr. Fox kombiniert das einfach mit dem typischen Anderson Look und macht damit alles richtig.
Ich war sehr erstaunt darüber, dass die Story recht erwachsen und nicht wirklich was für Kinder ist. Bin im Vorfeld vom genauen Gegenteil ausgegangen.
Anderson e Baumbach em uma fábula sobre família com boas doses de cultura pop.
É possível dizer que Wes Anderson dirige sempre fábulas: filmes quase fantásticos, sobre personagens incomuns e cenários que ofuscam com o excesso de cores e detalhes. Tudo meio esquizofrênico. Noah Baumbach, por sua vez, dirigiu o não menos esquizofrênico Margot e o Casamento, além de ser parceiro intelectual de Anderson no roteiro de A Vida Marinha com Steve Zissou, com quem também guarda a predileção pelo tema das relações familiares.
O prólogo acima é só para situar O Fantástico Sr. Raposo na trajetória dos dois cineastas e dizer que dessa vez eles produziram uma fábula com o gostinho das histórias que as mães deveriam continuar contando…
My son and I watched this again ... we didn't laugh ... I think its because there is so much beauty to soak up in the film. Filmmaking in the new century doesn't come much more impressive then this.
Estou me aventurando pela filmografia do Wes Anderson antes de assistir The Grand Budapest Hotel e meu deus como esse cara é bom. Não basta excelentes curtas e longas live-action, ele ainda se aventura na animação e mesmo assim consegue se dar bem. Meu respeito por ele só aumenta...
Really cussing good, from the beautiful stop-motion animation to the whimsical story to the quirky characters to the excellent humor. The voice acting is also superb, especially from Mr. George Clooney.
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.