Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I have been re-charged with inspiration, found my muse, rediscovered faith in my profession. I went to see Wall-E! Never in the history of humankind has there been a more touching, motivating, compassion-embarking, thought-provoking piece of art as Pixar's latest masterpiece. 

I don't usually lose all sense of time and space when I go see a movie, especially when it's a kids' movie. But Wall-E is something else. The story itself is a masterpiece where every segment ends in zen-like perfection, leaving absolutely no room for analysis or criticism. The scenes are laid out so beautifully that the makers would have achieved their mission even if the characters were 2D stick figures. Needless to say, the immaculately realistic 3D animation takes it completely over the top. The sound effects are equally important - I cannot remember the last time I saw a movie with this little dialogue that was executed this well. You know that you've witnessed pure genius if an hour of robot beeps, purrs, farts, squeals and screams doesn't get annoying. 

My brain has been completely devoured by this movie. Wall-E left me a complete and utter sobbing mess, determined to change my career path to get as close to Pixar's immaculate arts and crafts as possible. I'm going to learn 3D animation. I'm going to start drawing again. I will do the best that I can so that I can one day reach the level of dedication, commitment and creativity that has been involved in the making of this beautiful movie. 


In terms of life in Vancouver, it's been equally wicked, minus the growing homelessness issue and the morning transit commute. The music scene is wonderful and growing, people polite and amazing, my job rather tolerable and weather beautiful. I might tell you more about it next time, when I have re-gained my composure and recovered from the Wall-E high.