A dream come true.
The “Circus of the Sun“, in all its various shows, consistently merges colorful, artistic vision with wondrous music into an unequaled performance of sheer beauty. Each tells a simple story, but with such imaginative power that it leaves you amazed with wonder and yearning for long forgotten childhood fantasies.
Here’s a small video of this vision, with some scenes from various shows.
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Avalon is an otherworldly, surreal sci-fi movie with stunning visuals and a haunting, moving soundtrack, directed by Mamoru Oshii. The movie’s main character is Ash, who was once member of a very successful team but something happened and she continued to work alone. She, like many others, plays war games in an illegal and dangerous virtual reality called Avalon.
The pacing is rather slow and relaxed, and even though there’s also lots of explosions, they seem surreal like everything else in this movie. The atmosphere is slightly depressing, yet very engrossing, in part due to the incredible score by Kenji Kawaii. Even if you happen to not like the movie as a whole, it’s worth watching at least once just for the music.
Here’s a short teaser that gives some quick impressions.
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The Last Unicorn
The last? What happened to all the others? When the unicorn in this story realizes that she may indeed be the last of her kind, she tries to find out what happened to the rest and begins a journey to bring them back.
I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched the movie in television, maybe 5 or 6, but I still remember so much from it. Schmendrick the magician, Molly, the Red Bull, the talking skeleton, the wonderful music, and of course the enchanting unicorn. Themes are the tradeoff between immortality and love, illusions and destiny. I think this is one of those rare stories that has real magic in it.
The opening will bring back memories ~
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Princess Buttercup and Westley
A classic fairytale.
“Has it got any sports in it?”
“Are you kidding? Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”
That about sums it up, and then not even quite. If there is such a thing as the perfect movie, The Princess Bride must be it.
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Stéphane and Stéphanie.
Close your eyes. Open your heart.
The Science of Sleep tells the story of Stéphane, a creative young man who has trouble distinguishing between dream and reality. After returning to his childhood home in Paris, he meets a kindred spirit next door ~ Stéphanie, who is equally inventive.
The whole movie is like a dream, there are so many weird things happening, randomly sometimes.. what’s real now quickly turns into the strangest fantasies the next second, only to become the cold, hard truth again. But Stéphane never stops dreaming…
A truly magnificent experience that will stimulate your imagination.
Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure ~
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