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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
''The amazing thing about water drops is that they always take the path of least resistance. For humans it's exactly the opposite.''
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessen, Mic Macs) brings his trusty brand of whimsical adventure and magical realism to the Montana countryside (although most it the film was shot in Canada) for an adaptation of 'The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet', written by Reif Larsen.
Boasting some of the most luminous cinematography you could ever dream of seeing (courtesy of newly developed Arri Alexa camera's) we are introduced to a family in a rural setting where our young and prodigious protagonist is a 10 year old boy named T.S. who is focused on scientific experimentation and invention. His father is…
Film #1 At CIFF: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
"The amazing thing about water drops is that they always take the path of least resistance. For humans it's exactly the opposite."
It's been a long time since I've been on Letterboxd, but it's sure as hell good to be back. Thank you to my friend, Todd Gaines, for checking up on me. I really appreciated that notion, it was a big part in why I decided to come back on Letterboxd. And like the first time I went on, I fell in love.
Wow, what a way to start off the Calgary International Film Festival. This English…
The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet is from Jean-Pierre Jeunet the director of the absolutely amazing Amélie and that was the main reason that lead me to see this film. And I was also in a mood for an adventure film!
So The Young and Prodigioud T. S. Spivet tells us the story of T. S. Spivet, a super intelligent boy at the age of 10 that receives a call from Smithsonian an instution that wants to give him an award for a unique invention. He feels like he is the underdog of the family because he is so smart and has different interests than his mother, father, sister and twin brother. He made up a plan to go…
Beautiful but instantly forgettable. Alas, I now feel certain that Jean Pierre Jeunet will never create a another game-changer like 'Delicatessen' - the film that inspired me to be a film maker in the first place. He's gotten too comfortable and too attached to sappy, crowd pleasing fare that essentially just reworks his red/green color palette and Amelie's "list of interesting activities" over and over again. The only things new here are a romanticized view of the Cowboy archetype and gentle country music.
It has to be said however that Jeunet uses 3D technology here more effectively and with more care than most film makers, I'd say on par with Cameron.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
*insert deep quote from the film*
This film has Jean-Pierre Jeunet written all over it. It has a lot of similarities with his masterpiece 'Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain'. Yet it's not as amazing. It feels like Jeunet is trying to create an American version of Amelie Poulain in the character of T.S. Spivet.
Without looking at his other films is T.S. Spivet a fantastic work.
T.S. is a smart little boy living in the country obsessed with measuring, investigation, examination, etc. of every aspect in science and psychology. Sadly this leads to the death of his twin brother Layton: when T.S. is measuring the sound of a shotgun fired by his brother, the gun blows up and kills Layton.…
#15 || a movie recommended by someone who brightens your day
THIS WAS SO CUTE. Like i was squishing my own face and dying because it was so sweet but also sad. Helena Bonham Carter looked legit and Dr. Clair was such a good character. I love films when HBC is given the chance to act unimpeded bc she's UNREAL. anyway anyway cheers Isa for recommending this to me. Love you pal.
"Well! next time, you just tell Angela Ashworth just because she feels insecure about being a little girl in a society that puts an inordinate amount of pressure on women to live up to certain physical standard it doesn't mean that she has to take out her misplaced self loathing on a nice little boy like you. You may be an inherent part of the problem, but, certainly doesn't mean you have AIDS"
"I'm not sure I can remember all that."
"Well, just tell her... she's fat."
Oh Burton, you've lost the magic..
Wer "Die fabelhafte Welt der Amelie" liebt, wird auch "Die Karte meiner Träume" vom Regisseur Jean-Pierre Jeunet mögen.
I just wanna give t.s. all the milk, cookies, burgundy sweaters and frontal headlamps in the world
Saw this film in my Overlooked Movie Class and truly enjoyed it.
I would have been good in math if i had seen this when i was learning to ride a bike
Schöne Filme sind schön! Herzzerreißend schön!
T.S. é tão adorável que logo de início você já se apaixona pelo o personagem.
Com uma bela narrativa, o filme ainda contém uma fotografia maravilhosa!
Mostly for personal management but hope to serve as recommendation.
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