2009.06.07

I don’t review many films here (maybe I should!) but I recently saw Persepolis, which was adapted from a graphic novel into an full-length animated film. I really liked the style of the animation, which actually looked like a graphic novel translated to film, rather than a graphic novel make into a live-action film, which probably works fine for most superhero genre films, but probably not so much for this sort of story. (The film’s animation was done the old fashioned was, hand drawn!)

Persepolis

I also learned a lot about Iran which I hadn’t known, though honestly, my knowledge of Iran was pretty minimal, as I’ve lived in the U.S. my entire life, and well, you get a tainted view of other countries from here.

If you get a chance to see it, watch the DVD extras, as there’s some great stuff in there about the story behind, and the making of the film. I mean, if you’re into filmmaking that is…

One Response to “Persepolis”

  1. AsheNo Gravatar says:

    I have the graphic novel if you want to read it. There was a lot of stuff cut out of the movie, but both were very good in my opinion :}

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