Friday, June 24, 2011

La Planete Sauvage

By Eric Fortune



"La Planete Sauvage" is a french animated film also known as "Fantastic Planet" in english. This animated feature has been around since 1973. I've seen this cover on vhs tapes at the local video rental store for years and yet I never took the time to watch the film. On a recent visit to my parents house my brother randomly brought up the film and we sat down and watched it.

At first I noted the very dated look and primitive style of animation. However, the film's strangely surreal imagery and odd portrayal of humans had such a profound affect on me I knew I'd most likely make a post about it. I probably relate to the film more now than I would've ten years ago. However, the content seems as relevant and disturbing as ever. If you haven't had the chance or haven't heard of the film til now I figured I would share it HERE.


As a bonus the sound track is also quite good and I thought complimented the imagery perfectly. For anyone into hip hop you may very well notice some samples used from the film on some classic hip hop trizacks.

ps I always say "expectations" can kill a good film. So to prep myself prior to any movie I feel myself getting my hopes up for I repeat these three phrases. "Worst plot ever. Worst special effects ever. And Worst acting EVER." This usually sets me straight. You may hate this film ;)

5 comments:

  1. One of my favorite movies ever. So bizarre, and totally entrancing.

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  2. It's hard to describe the feeling I had after watching this. But bizarre and entrancing are good.

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  3. Speaking of bizarre animation with a strange soundtrack from foreign lands has reminded me of Mystery of the Third Planet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxIp_pMOk4

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  4. Seen this movie a couple of months ago. The Fantastic Planet indeed

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