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"up" and down - the other side of myself
by michael woodward
"up" and down
v and i went to see "UP" last night. it was incredibly sad, something i wasn't expecting in an animated film. years ago, i went to see John Lasseter speak at the Smithsonian right after Toy Story came out. he said that at the core of every movie should be a truly great story, because if you don't have a great story, it won't matter how good the animation is. both the story and the animation were amazing. we saw the digital 3D version and after a while, i forgot it was in 3D, it just felt like i was there, watching things unfold.

when we left the theater, it was pouring down rain. by the time we reached the car, we were soaked for the drive home. the movie left me in a very emotionally raw state, so once home, we opened the window, listened to the rain and watching the lightning. it was a very nice way to end the evening.

ps - saw the trailer for Toy Story 3, due out in June of 2010. long wait!
pps - squirrel!

Current Mood: tired tired

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aynatonal From: aynatonal Date: June 4th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also found it incredibly sad. It's really kind of embarrassing to be wiping away tears from under 3D glasses, but what are you going to do? I pretty much bawled through the first twenty minutes of the movie.
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: June 4th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad i wasn't the only one :D
crossbonesdj From: crossbonesdj Date: June 4th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
nice seeing you the other night, if only for a minute. i would love to sit and chat with you soon.
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: June 4th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'd love that. i'll have a bunch of free time coming up here soon as v will be traveling for 6 weeks.
crossbonesdj From: crossbonesdj Date: June 4th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
let me know your schedule and we'll set something up.
From: phigmentor Date: June 4th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh yes! Yes! I would very much like to catch the ball :)

I totally agree, it is a very sad story, but an endearing one.

Good to see you on here!
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