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3 things about Walter Murch’s RETURN TO OZ

Return to Oz [1985] 1. Billina channeling Marjorie Main in the most delightful way. 2. The heads are all asleep. 3. Human eyes set inside a stone face. Not sure why I had never seen this before, but what a … Continue reading

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Lilli Carré joins ROY’S WORLD

Since Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is centered on childhood and what it’s like to see the world from a child’s point of view, it seemed entirely fitting to include animation. So I am thrilled to announce that artist Lilli Carré … Continue reading

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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s NAQOYQATSI

Naqoyqatsi [2002] 1. Ted Turner and Donald Trump. 2. Painting morph sequence. 3. Bringing pizza to the table. 3 other things.

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3 things about Martin Rosen’s WATERSHIP DOWN

Watership Down [1978] 1. Rat attack. 2. “Is not far?” 3. Resemblance between the blades of a plow, General Woundwort’s clawmarks.

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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3 things about Travis Knight’s KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Kubo and the Two Strings [2016] 1. Skull studded with swords.. 2. Paper, leaves. 3. They all tell him he’s the kind of person they want him to be, and that’s what he becomes.

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3 things about Peter Lord and Nick Park’s CHICKEN RUN

Chicken Run [2000] 1. Stop motion rain. 2. “I don’t want to be a pie!” 3. Gravy pressure.

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