Movies that are slightly off.
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
One More Time
A sci-fi anime House-musical movie collaboration between Daft Punk--and their music--and designer Leiji Matsumoto. During the recording of their DISCOVERY album and using the themes of sci-fi celebrity, decadence and space travel, Daft Punk--with help from Cedric Hervet--wrote the story and inspired seasoned Japanese animators to symbiotically create this stunning space musical.
The appeal of Interstella 5555 will depend greatly on whether or not you like the music of Daft Punk. It is hard to imagine people don’t but then the world is full of weirdos. Although detractors may say it is just the album, Discovery, accompanied by some pretty moving pictures but for me it is hard to see what more you want in a musical when the music and pretty pictures are this damn good.
Despite being conceived as a visual realisation of Daft Punk’s aforementioned album the film is as much about, and a love letter to, animation giant, Leiji Matsumoto. Brought on as a visual supervisor, not only is the appearance of the film steeped in his distinctive…
I know it may not be technically a 5 star movie but for me personally it ticks all the right boxes. I'm a big anime fan and Leiji Matsumoto's particular art style has always been a favorite of mine. And more importantly, I am an unabashed fanboy of Daft Punk. Discovery - which scores this film - is probably in my top 5, nay my top 3 albums of all time.
So stick it all in a pot bring to the boil and allow to simmer, and you have a delicious Ani-Punk stew which serves up to, I don't know, all the people ever who have a foot to tap and a heart to flutter.
Have I sold it to you yet?
There's not much to say about this except that it's pure enjoyment from beginning to end. The colors and imagery are amazing. Everything looks so fucking cool. And, oh yeah, it's soundtracked by Daft Punk's Discovery, one of the landmark albums of the '00s from one of the biggest and best musical acts in the world (for the three of you that didn't yet know).
I'm pretty sure it's impossible to watch this and not smile or want to dance at some point during it. The story, while excellent and satisfying in how it plays out, simply serves to aid the music. Which is fine, because the idea behind it all is so simple that it can sometimes be easy…
"Give life back to music," chanted Daft Punk on the opening track for their most recent album Random Access Memories. It seems their message hasn't changed at all in twelve years, as this exact theme is omnipresent in the story for Interstella 5555, an animated representation of their 2001 hit album Discovery. The animation, drawn straight out of Japan, is gorgeous, and the visuals perfectly complement the incredible soundtrack, which is the album in its entirety. There's no dialogue in the entire film, but rather the music of Daft Punk chooses to let the story speak for itself. Save for a few sound effects, the film is completely devoid of dialogue. And it worked out perfectly.
Interstella 5555 is…
When talking about films involving blue space people, we all know which is the obvious better film.
Kiss Daft Punk's asses, James Cameron.
Imagine Santa Claus Conquers the Martians except:
A) Competently made;
B) Animated in bright neon shades;
C) About an alien pop rock group instead of Kris Kringle;
D) Accomplished what FW Murnau tried to do with Der Letzte Mann.
It is impossible to dislike this movie unless you are Earl de Darkwood.
This mix of Daft Punk and animation is superb
Juste pour la BO
you don't have to like anime to like this movie... but you probably really have to like daft punk's music
Aber Achtung es ist ein reiner "Musik Film" ohne Snychro!
Took me a couple days to watch this all the way through. Overall it is good, the story is interesting, the animation is beautiful and the music is good. To be a bit more nit picky, they front load the hits into the beginning which is too bad because the beginning is the weakest part of the story. When the savior character shows up, the story gets really interesting but then the last ten minutes or so is just weird. But by the end they're using some of the lesser songs on the album which doesn't help the overall piece. Still though, solid animation with a solid soundtrack.
Daft Punk anime, what's not to like?
Music can be a very essential piece when creating a film. It can illustrate a specific feeling for a scene, be used to keep the audience's attention, or simply because it fits well with the scene. Some films have gone out of their way to have music as the center focus. Other films have gone even beyond that, having the entire film as a musical number. This is one of those cases. With that said, let's look at Daft Punk's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
The story focuses on an interstellar rock band, who's popularity seems to expand across their entire planet. During one performance however, their group gets kidnaped by people in space suits. A…
Great soundtrack, obviously, but the plot feels like little more than a coherent music video. The character designs of Leiji Matsumoto are of slight benefit.
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