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Fantasia Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
12-25-2014, 03:47 AM #1
Ruby Wolf Member
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So haunting and beautiful...In other words...Absolutely beautiful and haunting (*-*)

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12-25-2014, 02:08 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Sweet!
12-25-2014, 04:49 PM #3
Ruby Wolf Member
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The spellbindingly wonderous and magically enchanting Fantasia by the Walt Disney studios from 1940 is such an audio and visually mesmerizing cinematic jewel and a stunningly ground breaking and expertly and masterfully hand drawn with no cgi animated monument (*-*)



Quote: "It may seem like a small point to some people, but we're talking about film masterpieces here."

"If there's one thing the book makes clear, it's that there's a lot more to animation than just drawing little animals and cartoon characters and having them hop around."

"The artists experimented for weeks with the fairy sequence, and eventually used a whole arsenal of techniques to get the desired effects: not only straightforward drawing and traditional animation, but foreground and background matte paintings, gels, trick dissolves, multilayered paintings and other special effects."

"The effortless magic of the sequence hardly suggests the painstaking work that went into it."

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/fantasia-1990

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Quote: Music critic of the newspaper, Isabel Morse Jones, was highly praising of the soundtrack to the film, believing it to be a "dream of a symphony concert", an "enormously varied concert of pictorial ideas, of abstract music by acknowledged composers, of performers Leopold Stokowski and orchestra players of Hollywood and Philadelphia, and, for the vast majority, new and wonderful sound effects".

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times, also at the premiere, noted that "motion picture history was made last night ... Fantasia dumps conventional formulas overboard and reveals the scope of films for imaginative excursion ... Fantasia ... is simply terrific."

Peyton Boswell, an editor at Art Digest, called it "an aesthetic experience never to be forgotten".

Time magazine described the premiere as "stranger and more wonderful than any of Hollywood's" and the experience of Fantasound "as if the hearer were in the midst of the music. As the music sweeps to a climax, it froths over the proscenium arch, boils into the rear of the theatre, all but prances up and down the aisles."

Dance Magazine devoted its lead story to the film, saying that "the most extraordinary thing about Fantasia is, to a dancer or balletomane, not the miraculous musical recording, the range of color, or the fountainous integrity of the Disney collaborators, but quite simply the perfection of its dancing."

Variety also hailed Fantasia, calling it "a successful experiment to lift the relationship from the plane of popular, mass entertainment to the higher strata of appeal to lovers of classical music."

The Chicago Tribune assigned three writers to cover the film's Chicago premiere: society columnist Harriet Pribble; film critic Mae Tinee; and music critic Edward Barry. Pribble left amazed at the "brilliantly attired audience", while Tinee felt the film was "beautiful ... but it is also bewildering. It is stupendous. It is colossal. It is an overwhelmingly ambitious orgy of color, sound, and imagination".

Fantasia holds a 96% "fresh" rating based on a sample of 50 reviews, with an average score of 8.6 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, a website which aggregates film reviews. Its consensus "A landmark in animation and a huge influence on the medium of music video, Disney's Fantasia is a relentlessly inventive blend of the classics with phantasmagorical images".

TV Guide awarded the film four stars, calling it "the most ambitious animated feature ever to come out of the Disney studios", noting how the film "integrates famous works of classical music with wildly uneven but extraordinarily imaginative visuals that run the gamut from dancing hippos to the purely abstract".

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times rated the film four stars out of four, and noted that throughout Fantasia, "Disney pushes the edges of the envelope".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_(1940_film)

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12-25-2014, 09:39 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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And this for later tonight chuckle.gif




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