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Sunday, January 28, 2007

#137 Play it again Borge

Mark Mayerson , on his blog, was wondering why Mr Borge Ring hasn't been more influential in terms of his design style, his subject matter and his direction. I must say he was extremely influential to me .When I saw "Anna et Bella" in Annecy I was dum-struck. I didn't know such animation still existed!. A mix between Santa Claus, Orson Wells and a real Viking was my impression of him when we first worked together in 1985 on "The Big Bang", one of Picha's movies. I also worked with him on"Mr T.V", a tv show from Mr Vivian Miessen and then later on Asterix "The Big Fight" and finally at Amblin on "We're Back".
I'm a huge fan of his animation. His short movies are just wonderful, and his musical compositions are unforgettable.
I'm sure Oscar and Mirabelle agree with me.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

#136 Love story

Harold & Maude. My favorite movies often have an unconventional storyline with some unconventional actors.Ruth Gordon (Maude) was such a fantastic actress, I miss her.Once again the casting was terrific and the perfomances of all the actors truly wonderful.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

#135 Merci Mr l'Abbe.


In France we didn't need Superman to fight injustice , because we had l'Abbe Pierre,(father Pierre).

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

#134 My homage to Mr Steve McQueen

I had a lot of fun painting this post.These characters that Steve McQueen played are just unforgettable!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

#132 Grumpy Old Man

I give you this mini version of Mr W.C.Fields.

Monday, January 01, 2007

#131 Christmas toy

A great illustration from Jonathan Cusick gave me the idea for this post.