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The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

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Az öreg halász és a tenger  »

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Each frame was made using slow-drying oil paints upon a back-lit glass "canvass." With his fingers, Director Aleksandr Petrov manipulated the oils between frames and photographed the results, then gently molding the oils for the next frame to repeat the process. See more »

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Took my breath away!
19 January 2002 | by (Palos Verdes, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is such a milestone that it's a shame that it will probably never be screened again in it's original IMAX format. I was lucky enough to catch it during it's limited run in late 1999 when it was playing at the Sony IMAX in New York City. Anyways, Petrov's animation technique involves oil painting on glass, which most animation geeks are familiar with. When combined with IMAX the result is stunning. There is one shot near the end of the film with shows the Cuban fishing village at night with the stars in the background. The stars shimmer like diamonds set into dark blue velvet - incredible, beyond words, even if you are jaded about "art house" animation. If you ever hear of this film screening at an IMAX venue - don't miss it!


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