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Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

Not Rated | | Animation, Crime, Music | March 2013 (USA)
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In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.

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G.B. Hajim
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Claudia Black ... Parker C. Boyd (voice)
Tara Strong ... Naia X. (voice)
Ron Glass ... Philo D Grenman (voice)
Cree Summer ... Reesa Abi Kiran Ariana Livingston III (voice)
Tim Curry ... Dorlan Mig (voice)
Juliet Landau ... Bitsea (voice)
Michael Dorn ... Guardship Commander (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Chat (voice)
Khary Payton ... Atem (voice)
Claudia Christian ... Zev (voice)
George Takei ... Tamadamsa (voice)
Kofy Brown Kofy Brown ... Calliope (voice)
Shelley Doty Shelley Doty ... Terpsee (voice)
Andrea Prichett Andrea Prichett ... Clio (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... Malora (voice)
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28th century, 200 years after the Great Earth Exodus. Naia, a feisty, young singer/songwriter, falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker in Ganymede, one of Jupiter's moons. The two form a band - and now they have to not only make it as musicians but also to fight for their freedom. Dramatically rendered in rich, hand drawn animation, Strange Frame brings us into a world of space pirates, indentured slaves and genetic mutations - infused with music throughout, to create a dreamlike tale unlike anything you've ever seen. Written by GB Hajim

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How fortunate are those who can frame the beauty of the strange.


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Not Rated

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USA

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English

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March 2013 (USA) See more »

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$1,230,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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The video of the final cut appears by Pink Floyd See more »

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Edited from The Duke Is Tops (1938) See more »

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Weird but good
3 September 2015 | by martin-ninovSee all my reviews

This movie is weird. There isn't anything exceptionally special or specifically noteworthy. The animation is... I wouldn't go so far as to call it ugly, but it is very distinctive. The plot is a mish-mash of tropes stitched together in a not altogether seamless fashion. Some of the dialogue is pretty cheesy.

And yet... for about a billion different little reasons it just worked for me. The world they built, that reminded me of Cowboy Bebop and Farscape and Asimov, the music that was atmospheric and provided a perfect backdrop to the visuals(and they even managed to sneak in some Pink Floyd), the aesthetic that reminds of noir and Myst and turn of the century video game cinematics, the unconventional characters, which are totally how I imagine the future will be, the voice cast, that features so many familiar voices that do their job expertly(seriously - you've heard or seen all of them from somewhere - be that a Saturday morning cartoon, a cult-classic game or favourite fantasy/sci-fi show, or a ton of other awesome pieces of media you'd be surprised they were in).

When you are in a certain frame of mind all of these things just click together in some uncanny way that makes the entire movie pretty amazing. I doubt there are 2 people on Earth that will experience it the same way. So make of it what you will, but if you enjoy any of the above you'll probably enjoy this movie too.


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