File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 352

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 19:19:32 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Paul Zaloom in "Dante's Inferno"

Speaking of CORALINE, my daughter won a pair of Coraline Nikes from  
the website and password at the end of the movie. They arrived the  
other day and are very unique looking!

Mary Horsley

On Apr 24, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Alan Cook wrote:

> What I love about "Dante's Inferno" is that first, it is TOY  
> THEATER. And that as a film, it is EXPANDED TOY THEATER---there is  
> not just one version of cutout characters, but versions with  
> different poses or facial expressions.
> It gves new life to an old theater form.
> AND it is available for purchase.
> As is Steven Ritz-Barr's FAUST, with beautiful small marionettes by  
> Eugene Seregin which feels like traditional 3-D small theater. (Also  
> available for purchase).
> And speaking of film, CORALINE expands the possibilities of stop- 
> motion puppetry. Many on puptcrit have seen it on 3-D screens, but I  
> am amazed at the number of puppeteers who did NOT get to the  
> theaters in time for its release.
> Alan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan McGuire
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 6:11 AM
> To:
> Cc: Paul Zaloom
> Subject: [Puptcrit] Paul Zaloom in "Dante's Inferno"
> I just had the pleasure of watching "Dante's Inferno",  a miniature  
> puppet
> theater production, on DVD. It features some major stars along with  
> Paul
> Zaloom, and I think it is pretty great. The style recalls Jenny  
> Geiser's
> work, but there is some shadow puppetry and an outrageous in-person
> appearance by Zaloom as Satan.
> I'm very familiar with "the Inferno" - and even worked on a puppet  
> opera
> version with Indonesian artists entitled "Visible Religion" (toured  
> Seattle,
> Chicago) that was well received. This production has a lot of fun  
> with the
> revered text and puts a lot of your least favorite politicians where  
> they
> belong - in hell. The execution - music, sound design, lighting  
> performances
> - is excellent and raise the bar for puppet productions. A musical  
> number
> about lobbyists in Washington is worthy of Broadway.
> I strongly recommend it. <> for more  
> information.
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