February 28, 2004
Story — who needs it?
I submit: The trailer for this Japanese movie “Casshern” (pictured above). Here’s the site. Do I have any idea what this movie is about? No. Does it matter? Nooo!
Then there’s this Boing Boing entry linking to a series of Flash animations built with old 8-bit Mario graphics. The whole thing is pretty funny, but check out part two in particular — the way it uses music, motion, and cinematic tricks is astounding. It doesn’t matter at all than the actual images are blocky NES icons and the plot is even lower-rez. There is some serious movie magic in effect.
I want an Oscar awarded for “Best Use of the Medium” or something like that. This year, I think “Big Fish” would have fared well in that category.