A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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…
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…
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…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
"What's the subtext here?"
Realized with this re-watch (right on the heels of the Tenenbaums re-watch for Filmspotting #589), that a key part of the Anderson aesthetic is the way his characters speak candidly, without any subtext at all. We refer to the style as "deadpan" but it occurs to me that the performances are just as stripped down as the language itself. There's little for the actors to play because the characters are almost always speaking their minds. This comes off as comic and absurd, but it's also honest, which keeps the films moored in a physical and emotional reality. Ash isn't physically gifted; he's ornery and resentful. He's also "different" because he's the single character who DOES speak…
Wes Anderson's stop-motion take on Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is an artisanal treat. The film is a hand-made paean to the whimsy of Dahl, rendered by an artist whose own sense of whimsy is writ large on every one of his works. It is a fitting, gleefully visualized, and craftily executed combination of two talents.
The story, originated by Dahl and embellished by Anderson and Noah Baumbach, revolves around a fox family and its misadventures with local farmers. Mr. Fox, the pater familias, has a crisis of vulpine conscience, leading to his need to give up his life as a newspaper man and return to a life of chicken thievery. "Be who you are meant to be," scream the…
Was it about coming to terms with who you are? Was it about the importance of family? Resisting and standing up to bullies? Or was it an ineptly written children's movie featuring just really, really bad taxidermy?
This is will always be one of my favorite Wes Anderson films because Infeel like his style and storytelling for this film is rather incredible. What I really like about this film is it basically a heist film in stop motion format with a lot of interesting charaters moving the story forward and crazy wacky villains. Honestly I think wes Anderson should just make films forever because he kinda really good at making everything he touches really great. Plus his style is always great to look at.
Wes Anderson non smette mai, mai di stupire. O meglio, ormai ci ha abituati ai capolavori, non mi stupisco più se presenta un bel film, mi stupisco del fatto che mai ne abbia sfornato uno brutto. O anche solo insipido.
Questo Fantastic Mr. Fox ribadisce ancora una volta il suo stile geometrico, razionale e pieno di passione e cuore e tenerezza, abbinandolo ad una stop motion scattosa, pongosa e dal carattere infantile (che sembra fatta apposta per il suo storytelling) e ad una storia (tratta da Rohal Dahl, autore appunto per bambini) che parla di talenti, coraggio, ribellione e libertà. Sensazionale.
Lacrime quando il Lupo alza il pugno (Che Guevara?).
Excelente animación, una banda sonora divina y toda la magia de Wes Anderson es empacada de una forma perfecta con la primicia del libro de Roald Dahl.
Non so, carino ma non molto di più.
So pretty and witty and charming. Like a Rodgers and Hammerstein lyric.
A bunch of animals, and in particular one fox, must question their roles in society measured against their primal nature. Mr. Fox used to steal things but family life demanded he buckle down. He feels an urge to return to his fantastical ways and a local war ensues between him (and the animals that follow him) and the three bad guys who make things like gingerbread apple snaps and cider. It’s a light hearted film.
There is however a certain paradox going on because if you like Wes Anderson as I do, and the film plays to his strengths as it does, it should be a big green light. The exacting nature of the animation doesn’t appeal to me in…
i love this movie so much!!! MODERN CLASSIC™!!! TRY AND SAY U DONT LIKE ANIMATED FILMS AFTER THIS
a total clustercuss™
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