Monday, November 24, 2008
The Red Balloon (1956)
Written and Directed by: Albert Lamorisse
Starring: Pascal Lamorisse (his son)
This is a short film (34 min.) about a boy who sort of befriends a Red Balloon. Other people try to catch the balloon and hurt it. I think it is a political allegory but I'm not sure exactly what it all means yet. It is very fun to watch aside from the metaphors. It is beautiful and clever and very interesting to think about in terms of reality vs. filmed reality and how to make and think about special effects. It seems like the kind of film/video someone might make for this assignment.
Elliot Smith's "Son of Sam" and Damion Rice's "9 Crimes" videos were based on this film... and probably lots of other stuff too. haha.