This weekend I’m afraid i didn’t see the Karate Kid or Toy Story 3. Instead I saw Micmacs (trailer here), by one of my favorite director Jean-Pierre Jeunet also known for his films Amelie, City of the Lost Children, Delicatessen, Alien Resurection, and A Very long Engagement.
All of his films have a lovely childlike clockwork art feel to them, which has never stopped delighting me. This one has a strong anti-weapon-manufacturer theme, a rise-in-the-gutter-rather-than-historical steampunk sensibility, and is one of my favorite con movies since Redford/Newman in The Sting.
But there is little more to say. Just see it. if you don’t want to risk the $10 theater price tag and don’t know his work, rent and watch any of the others. They will equally delight.
The drawing up top is of Dany Boon, who played the lead character “Bazil,” and below is a drawing of Julie Ferrier, who played the part of La Môme Caoutchouc.
The re-design is coming along, as you may notice. The rest of what i intend to do is mostly cosmetic, so if you have any further suggestions, let me know.