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Writer and psychologist.
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I just had to stop by and say congratulations on the pun in that headline.
Oh yeah, I just spotted that.
Damn I’m good.
I caught this in the cinema when it had its too-limited release and thought it was a beautiful piece of work. It took me a few minutes to work out why the buildings had no roofs to them, the character standing inside but with rain running artfully down his face. At first I thought this was purely mis-en-scene, then realised it was a condition of this world — people with strings can’t live in houses with roofs. Likewise the prison, where the bars are on the roof rather than the walls, to restrict the movement of the prisoner’s strings.
Much as I love some good CGI animation it is nice to see people still using traditional crafts like puppetry as well as claymation and old-fashioned drawn art to make films.
You’re right, Joe. I also remember seeing it advertised, but it never appeared near me (in the south west of England we’re a bit left out of these things). I’m certain that I would have loved it as a child — I guess it didn’t get the marketing kick it deserved. That’s a shame.
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