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Finally got to see Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon tonight. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before, at least from a visual point of view. Absolutely stunning. The music by Kenji Kawai – overwhelming. If only the pacing of the plot wasn’t so bad >_< The atmosphere throughout 95% of the film is far from dense, in fact so stretched and thin I could see through my TV screen. Also, the lack of emotions in the acting makes for some nice two-dimensional characters (oh the irony!). Hell, I've never felt more distanced from a heroine before. The way she didn't care for the people who should be important to her made me not really care for her either. Ah, it's such a shame. This could've been such an amazing, wonderful, mind-blowing, awe-inducing film. *dies* A must-see for any science fiction, heck any movie enthusiast, nevertheless. Just give it a lot of time; especially the last third of the movie is worth a million mediocre Hollywood flicks.

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Posted on Sep 5, 2004 (Sun, 1:12 am). .


I’d kill for a chance to attend this year’s Festival de Cannes. New Wong Kar-Wai, Coen brothers, Michael Moore and Hirokazu Kore’eda films plus Ghost in the Shell 2 amongst other great stuff. Consider me in tears.

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Posted on May 12, 2004 (Wed, 11:12 pm). .