- The stained glass window opening prologue is absolutely stunning
- Many simulated tracking shots in an out of scenes is definitely worthy of praise
- It’s before the advent of metacritic but still- the retroactive 95 score is really solid
- 30th Disney animated film
- Love the Maurice Chevalier-like voice work for the Lumiere character
- Filled with charming songs but some of the highlights are the Busby Berkeley-like animation work in “Be Our Guest” and the Angela Lansbury sung title song with a stunning simulated crane shot
- The film is traditional and flawless
- First Animated film nominated for best picture
- Bordering on the top 10 of the year level quality
- Have a soft spot for this one forever now since it was basically the first full movie my Troy watched with me
- Recommend / Highly Recommend border
I just realised after your recent studies of directors, almost all of them are assured of a higher ranking, especially Kurosawa and Visconti. This will I presume reflect in the rise of the attached actors and actresses too (Mifune, Delon)? Are you planning to update you Top 500 soon? Also, the issue with the ‘load more posts’ button still persists, I can’t find certain posts which are relatively older, mainly the yearly archives pages.
Also, I perhaps should’ve commented on a different page, but this review is sweet haha.
@JC- thanks for the comment and glad you like this page- haha. Sorry about the “load more pages”- it isn’t a software issue (I checked) and I’m not having the issue (I just click on it twice) but that doesn’t help you (and others) so appreciate you providing feedback. I’m hoping to hyperlink more and more so hopefully that won’t be as necessary.
Yes- many of the recent studies will move up directors (Kurosawa and Visconti for sure) but others moved down (or off) like my semi-recent study of Leo McCarey and his work.
I probably won’t update my top 500 for another year or two. I really enjoy doing it but it is a massive undertaking.
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“First film nominated for best picture”
I believe you skipped the vital word “animated” in that bullet point. Also, who is Troy that you mention in the second to last point?
@Graham- yes, of course. Thank you. And Troy is my son.
@Drake – Ah, good to see you naming your son after the best film of all time!
Oof. Luckily we know your opinions well enough to be sufficiently sure that’s not what you really think. It would be more than a little strange to name a child Searcher (in his case), Sunrise (in your case) or 2001 (in my case, for now at least).
I mean, you could do a lot worse than Sunrise for a girl, I suppose.
Certainly, and you could also take the name Odyssey from 2001 which isn’t bad. A little further down on Drake’s list you get Joan, Jules, Jim, and Lawrence which are real names, and Dolce (sweet) which is nice for an Italian girl (I once knew someone named Dulce, the Spanish version of the word). But I would really suggest against using Apocalypse, Bull, Vertigo, Stalker, or Breathless as names, haha (some unflattering respiratory implications with that last one).
@Graham- at one point in the naming process I was pushing for “Anderson” to cover both Wes and PT.
I figured as much, seeing as I believe you mentioned having a son once before. Perhaps he will grow into a master cinephile like his father! Or perhaps his interests will lie elsewhere. That’s fine too.
@Graham- haha yeah I’ll try not to force it on him. I really got into it around the age of 16-17 but always liked movies growing up of course.