Friday, May 6, 2011

Pressure Points For Periods

Monsters, Inc.: The expression above all

(attention, this analysis contains "spoiler" on the end of the movie "Monsters Inc." Pixar)

are so many different nuances involved in the enjoyment of a film, which is very difficult to rank them in order of importance: history, assembly, interpretation, rhythm, planning, the characters, the script. All part of the same. All involved, all influence.

But there is something so intangible, so ethereal, as elusive as it is an expression, and can get to say much, which invariably is linked to those aspects that can we get a story when we see it.

arose the other day, among friends, "and rightly so passionate defense and admiration for the work of Natalie Portman in" Black Swan. "
The variety of shades, registration, changes, inflections, tones included within a single face are absolutely captivating.
If they say a picture is worth a thousand words, why not be the expression of a face.

in animation is exactly the same phenomenon.
Without going into the bogus debate on whether the actors in three dimensions replace the flesh and blood, it is true that the animation (either 2D or 3D Stop-motion) has lived and lives on the expressiveness of his characters.
And, understanding and assuming their unreality, the transmission capacity that have not detract in the slightest.

Many of these thoughts come to my head and remembering the awesome grand finale of this work of art once again Pixar-made film that is "Monsters, Inc. ."

capacity suggestion, ecstasy, majesty, which leads to close this film with a touching expression is simply priceless.
And there is more.

insist that is the end of the film.
We experienced all the vicissitudes of Sully and Mike, two monsters who work in a factory dedicated to frighten younger children in the world of humans, because they need their cries to transform into energy for the world. We have seen
know Boo, a little girl who accidentally sneaks into his world.
We laughed, suffered and lived with his adventures, his friendship with the dangers of Randall, another monster.
Boo Then save and leave it in your world.
And then find out that the laughter of children gives even more power than the screaming.
Then Sully, the monster more, feels sad because he can not see Boo. And then Mike
reconstructs the door for Sully can attempt a reunion that you want ...

Here starts the scene.
Very slowly, and in the foreground, we see Sully nail introduced by the last piece of chip in the door.

Without any dialogue, only one variation on the image to make us understand that the reconstruction has been successful light up, off, lights.

Curiously, it is then when we open the field and see perfectly the situation of the characters. Sully
left, Mike on the right and the middle door.
The smile of satisfaction of Mike, the accompanying music, everything is preparing us for what comes next.
Mike takes a step back and let Sully is directed to the door.

We again see a close-up of the hand of Sully, how slowly turns the doorknob and it will opening.

The excitement rises.
Now is the time. Change
point of view and we stand in Boo's room.
With a cadence that borders on the infuriating, giving the time the tempo you deserve, we see how the door is opening, until we see a full front Sully.

And there is more to say.
Now is when the words are useless.
Now is when the term occupies its rightful place.
Sully opens the door and just say a word " Boo." From a corner (it's an absolute success does not show more than the monster face) we hear someone respond " kitten" and the excitement is overflowing.
And then, because there is nothing more to say, because it is not necessary to add no hugs, no joke, no interference, then the film ends.
With Sully's smile fades to black, and our imagination overflows.
The sequence of expressions (anxiety, fear, excitement, surprise and joy) is here:

I said before, no more.
An expression that is everything.
transmitting a character, and eyes that are driven-in every sense-by the ability to express. Sea
Jack Lemon and Gromit, the expression is always what counts ...


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