A street in Venice, Italy.
Photo by me.
"Why are you so sad?" she asked the statue. "What is your secret?"
Anastasia’s Blue Dress Appreciation Post
Was there some sort of special animation for this movie because it has never looked quite like other animation.
It was almost entirely rotoscoped, if that’s what you mean? That means it was drawn on top of live action film, which is how they got the realistic subtleties.
Whoa, that’s so cool. Wow.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is rotoscoping done fantastically right.
Because all you really need to do is find some cheap animation produced by lesser-to-completely-unknown studios to see how horribly disturbing rotoscoping is when the artist cannot animate very well; if the frame rate is too slow? It looks jerky, choppy, and repulsively unnatural. It leaps right into the uncanny valley and sets up house there.
see: ralph bakshi’s 1977 production of Lord of the Rings
The Secret Garden, 1993, dir. Agnieszka Holland
’If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.’
PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Time this reluctant royal heir grew upBy: Amanda Platell
Last September Prince William quit his role in the military for a ‘transitional year’ to find himself. Now we learn he is to side-step his royal duties yet again by signing up as a civilian air ambulance pilot for at least two years.
We are told William ‘passionately believes this is a way of giving back to the country as he continues to support the Queen in her work’.
Some support. He has carried out just 77 royal engagements in the past 12 months, compared to the Queen’s 300 and Prince Charles’s 537.
While some may applaud him for now getting a proper job, I detect a worrying pattern emerging. Once again, William has balked at taking on his royal duty, preferring a ‘normal’ family life.
Well, as ‘normal’ as a man can be with a £25 million personal fortune, a dad who still bankrolls him and whose luxury homes are upgraded at taxpayers’ expense.
And I can’t help but think that his latest career move is a slap in the face for the Prince’s Trust, his father’s charity that has done such magnificent work helping hundreds of thousands of young people, and which could have offered William a perfect platform to ‘give something back’.
The nation has been very patient with William. We understood his reluctance as a young man to take on the royal mantle after the death of his mother. We respected his request for privacy while at university, then in the military. We indulged his little whim to undertake a course at Cambridge in agriculture.
But the reluctant Prince — who’s known to have inherited his father’s petulance — now appears to be becoming a rather selfish one, still dodging the royal draft, but keeping all the privileges that come with it.
And surely at 32, William is too old to be taking another few gap years away from the royal front line.
The brutal truth is that with Charles now 65, it is not inconceivable that William could be king in ten or 15 years. Yet, as time goes on, he worryingly seems less not more inclined to want to be a full-time royal.
The sad truth is that many are beginning to suspect William just does not have the duty gene — and that it may not be his great-grandfather George VI’s blood that pumps through his veins, but that of Edward VIII.
I want to say I am surprised by this view point of the papz but……sadly I am not