Thursday, January 8, 2009
I went and saw that Australia film, and well,
I thought it kinda sucked. Un endurable really.
Was it the cartoony characters and stage show acting? was it the confusing camera cuts? Was it using Judy garland and the wizard of Oz(YES)? was it the 50's musical gung ho man ship? was it the bizarre appearance of characters out of the blue checking peoples pulses? Yes all of that and more gave me the shits.
Certain shots looked quite good - others looked plainly like characters over a matte painting with no parallax.
David Gulpulil on the other hand in his brief moments exposed the rest for what they were doing- hes so convincing and brilliant.
So hows about an Australian film- and why not since god knows what became of where the wild things are.
So I'll get in beforethe rest of the world-
here's an initial drawing of Bottersnikes and Gumbles, the Australian film I long to see(or make).
This initial idea of the characters is a bit off- its hard to escape Desmond Digby's version. I think his gumbles are sort of supposed to be like koala's but often I thought they looked like chairman Mao...oh well, so mine is a little koala-ish but trying to translate his idea.
Still, 'cop that' as they say. And I'll try try again.