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Music, All Shook Down Composer Benoît Charest Talks Making The Soundtrack for <i>The Triplets of Belleville</i> And His Upcoming "Cine-Concert" Performances

Composer Benoît Charest Talks Making The Soundtrack for The Triplets of Belleville And His Upcoming "Cine-Concert" Performances

In the early 2000's, the Canadian composer Benoît Charest started working on the score for an animated French film called The Triplets of Belleville. Little did he know that the film and one of his songs ("Belleville Rendez-vous") would…
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Film, "A Cat in Paris": Childish Animation Dampens French Charm

"A Cat in Paris": Childish Animation Dampens French Charm

A sketchy trifle of French animation grabbing time in theaters thanks to its recent Oscar nomination, Felicioli and Gagnol's barely-hour-long film seeks shelf space beside Sylvain Chomet's deft and rapturous hand-drawn cartoons (The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist), and the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magic, Real and Imagined

Magic, Real and Imagined

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist breathes life into a celluloid fossil, lovingly animating an unproduced script by filmmaker Jacques Tati. Chomet sets The Illusionist on the cusp of the 1960s, around the time Tati wrote the script as a follow-up to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magic -- Real and Imagined

Magic -- Real and Imagined

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist breathes life into a celluloid fossil, lovingly animating an unproduced script by filmmaker Jacques Tati. Chomet sets The Illusionist on the cusp of the 1960s, around the time Tati wrote the script as a follow-up to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magic, Real and Imagined

Magic, Real and Imagined

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist breathes life into a celluloid fossil, lovingly animating an unproduced script by filmmaker Jacques Tati. Chomet sets The Illusionist on the cusp of the 1960s, around the time Tati wrote the script as a follow-up to…
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The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo's 2003 children's novel about a big-eared mouse with an inspiring case of shining-knight envy is one of the finest expositions of loss, grief, reactive vengeance, and forgiveness for kids. I was looking forward to seeing what Sylvain Chomet,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Where Art Thou, Sylvain?

Where Art Thou, Sylvain?

Kate DiCamillo’s 2003 children’s novel about a big-eared mouse with an inspiring case of shining-knight envy is one of the finest expositions of loss, grief, reactive vengeance, and forgiveness for kids. I was looking forward to seeing what Sylvain Chomet,…
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