File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 178

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 20:51:50 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Review: Les Triplettes de Belleville

My family saw this film about three years ago and we were utterly delighted. 
The three Belles captured the quality of early cartoons with the rubbery 
bodies and arms that moved to the music.

On the last day  of the festival at the University of Concordia was the best. 
We gloried in the anti war ralley with the fabulous giant puppets and 
performers that expertly captivated everyone's attention and admiration ending 
with the entire audience participating in a spiral dance and then free 

Afterwards, that evening my daughter Emily and I had a similar live experience 
to the Les Triplettes des Belleville when the music was jiving, everyone 
dancing and one of the plump cafateria ladies with a tall cook's hat and a 
young assistant passed through the crowd dancing while carrying trays of food 
in the air over the heads of the revalers.  Immediately we both thought of Le 
Triplettes des Bellville.  

There was great entertainment that evening. Especially I remember a talented 
young lady with roller skates, knee pads and garden gloves that she dipped in 
large paint buckets and painted butcher paper on the back wall of the stage to 
classical music. We were fascinated and delighted!  What a night!  It was a 
wonderful ending to a great festival!

Charles Taylor

>From: =?ISO646-US?Q?Mathieu_Ren=3F?= <>
>Date: 2006/12/16 Sat PM 07:03:45 CST
>Subject: [Puptcrit] Review: Les Triplettes de Belleville

>I just saw and heard the STRANGE movie called Les Triplettes de Belleville.
>Very weird, very animated, very musical, mostly silent, but with so much 
happening there is no need for talk.
>It is an animated cartoon, not a puppet movie, but I see so much puppet-like 
qualities in it I'm sure a lot of pupeptfolks will love this work of art.
>I won,t spoil anything by talking about the subject, so I will just say what 
I love about the visuals...
>The characters seem to be made completely according to their characters and 
functions (main puppet quality).
>(A cyclist is just an aerodynamic lean stringy creature with muscles for the 
>The scenery and vehicules are hallucinatingly distorted, more real than real.
>The modern movie effects are blended perfectly with the animated drawings.
>The feeling is of old black and white movies, but in a faded color palette, 
almost post-nuclear in feel.
>Lots of dirty greens and yellows.
>Watch this movie, if only for the proof that t is possible to go back to 
simpler efficiencies of the past, without making it boring.
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