WALL·E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)

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#26 Post by Kirkinson » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:43 am

Magic Hate Ball wrote:I watched it with the sound off, so I probably missed half of the fun
Actually, I'd say you were better off. The voice-over was redundant and utterly pointless. Other than that, it was great.

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#27 Post by Antoine Doinel » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:10 am

Final poster.

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#28 Post by Cde. » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:17 am

Final trailer.

It's not what I expected. The trailer is great, but the film itself looks like an extended Pixar short more than any of their previous features. When I heard the film would be almost completely silent, I hoped that they would take a different, more subtle approach, but I guess I should have seen this coming. I hope they can pull it off, because I'm not sure I could stand the smartassery of their shorts for an entire feature length film.

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#29 Post by Antoine Doinel » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:08 pm

Nice trailer. I'm anxious to see what Pixar has up their sleeves for the sci-fi genre.

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#30 Post by King Prendergast » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:53 pm

the new site theauteurs.com has called this the return of mainstream American avant-garde. Seems oxymoronic, yet intriguing.

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#31 Post by Antoine Doinel » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:45 pm

Dave Poland attended the press presentation of the Pixar/Disney rollout plan. They were treated to
30 minutes of the near-silent Chaplinesque Wall-E

which sounds utterly fantastic. And Peter Gabriel is working on a song for the closing credits.

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#32 Post by Cold Bishop » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:57 pm

30 minutes of the near-silent Chaplinesque Wall-E
This was exactly what I was hoping it would be, although the introduction of the "Space World" in the new trailer had me second-guessing that. It seems my hopes aren't quite dashed yet.

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#33 Post by King Prendergast » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:36 pm

"Chaplinesque" by Hart Crane

We make our meek adjustments,
Contented with such random consolations
As the wind deposits
In slithered and too ample pockets.

For we can still love the world, who find
A famished kitten on the step, and know
Recesses for it from the fury of the street,
Or warm torn elbow coverts.

We will sidestep, and to the final smirk
Dally the doom of that inevitable thumb
That slowly chafes its puckered index toward us,
Facing the dull squint with what innocence
And what surprise!

And yet these fine collapses are not lies
More than the pirouettes of any pliant cane;
Our obsequies are, in a way, no enterprise.
We can evade you, and all else but the heart:
What blame to us if the heart live on.

The game enforces smirks; but we have seen
The moon in lonely alleys make
A grail of laughter of an empty ash can,
And through all sound of gaiety and quest
Have heard a kitten in the wilderness.

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#34 Post by Antoine Doinel » Thu May 15, 2008 3:15 pm

Apple and Eve: The heroine of Pixar's new release, Wall-E, was born from an iPod.

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#35 Post by Cde. » Fri May 16, 2008 4:02 am

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#36 Post by dx23 » Fri May 16, 2008 12:13 pm

Cde. wrote:IRL Wall-E
You need to fix the link.

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#37 Post by margot » Fri May 16, 2008 12:34 pm


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#38 Post by GoldenPilgrim » Fri May 16, 2008 1:49 pm

A sort of friend of a friend wrote the press kit for this movie and Disney forced him to edit any part saying that there is no dialogue in the movie. I understand how that fact would scare off some people, but it seems like a pretty huge detail to omit. It's exactly why I'm excited about it though, I know the filmmakers watched tons of Chaplin and Keaton films during Wall-E's production, and I'm sure it'll show.

Dialogue or not, Wall-E should be huge, I mean all he is is ET/R2D2. What kid wouldn't love that?

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#39 Post by exte » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:14 am

New extended clip from WALL-E

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#41 Post by Max von Mayerling » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:30 pm

Yeah, no, I'm convinced this is going to be huge. The silent angle will help sell both to kids and overseas. And kids overseas. Huge, I tell you.

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#42 Post by dx23 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:42 pm

Disney is promoting the hell out of this movie to the extent of making a real life Wall E and sending it to the NBA Finals and showing him as part of the celebrities in the arena. The movie seems good, but the marketing is on overhype at max.

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#44 Post by margot » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:44 am

Antoine Doinel wrote:Some very cool, very retro posters.
While they are awesome, what's retro about them?

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#45 Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:07 am

margot wrote:While they are awesome, what's retro about them?
They're more or less done in the Mid-century Modern style popular in animation and graphic design in the late 50s and early 60s.

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#46 Post by Antoine Doinel » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:49 pm

Andrew Stanton talks about his faith and the (minor) Christian themes of Wall-E.

***Warning: There are spoilers if you've only seen the trailers***

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#47 Post by chaddoli » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:29 pm

So we can assume this isn't being released in IMAX because of Kung Fu Panda? Great...

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#48 Post by GoldenPilgrim » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:01 am

This movie fully lived up to my highest expectations. So fun to watch, and it is so visually dense! I am looking forward to more viewings.

For me the most enjoyable section of the film is the first 30 or so dialog free minutes, think City Lights but with Chaplin being played by E.T./R2D2.

Maybe I'm still on the high from having just returned from the theatre, but I'd say it is easily Pixar's best.

Roll out the Wall-E action figures!

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#49 Post by exte » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:07 am

It IS their best work, and the short film preceding it is their best short ever. I can't wait for the dvd, and I'm sure the blu-ray will be stupendous. Just outstanding work. Many times I got pretty emotional toward the end, and if they really wanted to, they could've gone Bambi with it, but alas it's still a truly wonderful film... And has any other team gone nine straight opening weekends at #1? Wow.

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#50 Post by THX1378 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:09 am

Amazing film. It's hard for me to call it their best work because I still have a soft spot for Finding Nemo. But is there anything Pixar can't do? I wonderful film from start to finish that lived up the hype and I can see still feeling fresh with each viewing. This is one of the first films in a long time I'm thinking about seeing again in a theater.

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