Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fear(s) of the Dark

This looks interesting:

FEAR(S) OF THE DARK is a wildly inventive and visually dazzling collection of fearful tales by six of the worlds most renowned comic and graphic artists - Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire. From a besotted student whose girlfriend is weirdly ardent in her affections, to a Japanese schoolgirl menaced by a long-dead samurai, and a pack of hounds on a bloodthirsty rampage, FEAR(S) has a story strand to trouble every sleep - not to mention a stunning range of animation styles. Shot in shimmering black and white, the six intertwined tales create an unprecedented epic where phobias and nightmares come to life and reveal Fear at its most naked and intense.

Although I would have to ask why they couldn't have kept the Charles Burn's stuff traditional 2D rather than the rather crap looking 3D approach which they seem to have gone with? Burn's work would lend itself perfectly to 2D or even flash, just look at Vincent Paronnaud's Persepolis for proof of that.

I'll reserve judgement until I see it.


joe bloke said...

that looks way cool. the charles burns stuff works for me. i'd love to see more burns animated. his style is just so perfect for it. do you remember the altoids commercial, at all? it's beautiful. just in case you haven't seen it, here's a link. . .

Lubbert Das said...

Thanks Joe. Yeah, that commercial is great, I'd never seen that before.

That is the approach I wish they had have used in the movie, more traditional(looks like flash animation) Whereas it appears they have went full CGI, wrapping the art around the 3D models with some added floaty type mo-cap animation to boot.

We'll see. I'll still be checking it out.

Have you heard D Fincher is apparently bringing another one of Burn's comics to the big screen?

...Black Hole.

Now that could be on power with David Lynch for trippy, horrifying visual goodness.

joe bloke said...

they're going Black Hole? really? eek! I just pee'd.

Anonymous said...

Im looking forward to seeing this myself, always been a big fan of Charles Burn