Saturday, February 14, 2009

Coraline




















Stop what you are doing and go out and see this movie. It is so incredibly awesome that I can't believe it. I have been following Neil Gaiman on twitter and he had said it will only be available in 3d for the next 2 weeks. That is due to another movie coming out. I figured I had better get to the theater right away. Having read the book and being fan of his other books too I wanted to see it. I was stunned visually. The 3d aspects are so amazing that they are even hard to describe. I think the movie will still be wonderful in 2d but you will be missing out on some amazing footage. The creativity in this piece is boundless. On top of all this it is truly a visual treat for all artists. Of course I love the idea that the heroine is a girl with smarts who has to save the day.

Here is another interesting tidbit. The sweaters in the film were knit by a woman sorry I don't know her name. She specializes in micro knitting and had a blog about it. The producers found her on the web and that's how she got the job. The star sweater that Coraline wears took 2 weeks to knit and she had to make 14 of them. Here is a fun clip with Teri Hatcher who plays the mom.

2 comments:

Dan n Kai said...

Aloha Kate,
I will be off to see it soon..The lady who knits is Althea chrome..
website: http://www.bugknits.com/

Amazing, isn't she?? lol.
Peace, Kai

k_co said...

Can't wait to see it. I've been eagerly following Neil's blog and watching it come to life...