Friday, February 22, 2008

Oscar nominees: Madame Tutli-Putli

Madi has made a request for some Oscar nominee pimpage, and I'm glad to give it. The NFB's own 'Madame Tutli-Putli' is up for 'Best Animated Short' this year, and I can't begin to describe it. It's film noire, poetic, sad, surreal, uplifting, frightening...and how in the livin' hell did they pull them faces off? The directorial team of Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerowski sweated their ever-lovin' heads off to produce (along with NFB English Animation producer Marcy Page) one of the NFB's best shorts in years. So show 'em a lil' love and wish 'em luck...although even with all the stellar films in the running this year, I don't think luck will be a factor. Oh, and if you haven't seen the film, here's your chance...the NFB recently conducted a bit of an online scavenger hunt to unlock all 23, 287 frames of the film online. Go and watch.

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