In the wake of yesterday’s rush of Inception fervor, there’s a recurring reaction we’re hearing. Everyone agrees Nolan’s affection for in-camera effects and aversion to relying on CGI gives the movie a solid grounding in the real world. That’s the same feeling I get from stop-motion animation. There’s an undeniable tingle when the brain perceives there’s something tangible and touchable onscreen.
That tenuous connection is all the effort I’m going to make to justify posting this very cool eco-message from BluBlu.org (found on Vulture). Now that we’ve had a sample taste of Inception’s awesomeness and must now mark time for the next 10 days, most other movie news falls away like the collapsing high-rises of ash in the trailers. So I’m serving this up as a palette cleanser. As a reminder that a filmmaker doesn’t really need 3D or an array of mainframe super-computers to create an effective movie. All you need is 200 gallons of paint and an immense imagination.