Monday, May 01, 2006

mamo #42: Young People's Theatre

Sprockets, the International Film Festival for Children does everything it can to alleviate the presummer boredom with a veritable gaggle of great young people's films from around the world. Mamo, plus a special small guest, weigh in with our take on the future of filmgoing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must have missed the "The Invisibles" movie...but man, I'm gonna run to see the animated version!

Go King Mob!

1:04 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

DAMMIT did I do it again?!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Uri said...

I still like Goones (not love as I did when I was a kid), but I finally got to see (overpraised in this podcast) Indian in a Cupboard and I agree it's nice and very interesting (could be better with different director). Although it seems to me it's done more for adults than for kids to which Small Soldiers is IMHO defenetly more fun. I guess it really depends on the mood you're in. I'm not sure how would I react to Indian in a Cupboard as a kid (how much of a life lesson would really stick with me), since it's thematically close to E.T. which had a long lasting impact on me, especially since I was about the same age as Elliott when I first saw it.

Regarding foreign children movies I could not agree more what a big difference they make compared to American ones. I have fond memories of Asian movie about a boy and his wild bird that he nurses back to health after it falls from the nest... Recently I've seen a trailer for Japanese movie about a boy and little fox, which reminded me on that. Japanese usually put a lot of emotions in their stories for young people (that also goes for anime).

3:33 PM  

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