October 21, 2004 at 11:36 pm #64237
OK, I’ve decided to put a better review of this film since I’ve read the story.
I totally agree wtih you here, dragoon. After reading the story, I felt that this movie lacked a lot of spirit and detail. The suspense of the story is what makes it unique; I did not believe that this movie accomplished that. It lacked detail in many aspects of the plot. The vaults…. didn’t really seem like vaults at all.
Cinematography, was pretty much OK. Lighting was excellent for the most part. The carnival, like dragoon said, was lame. It lacks detail, and the viewer, without reading the story, wouldn’t have known it was a carnival.
The vaults was my biggest complaint in the cinematography of the film.
there was NO sense of darkness, eerieness or macabre that would’ve movie so much more intense.
Sound, music was pretty good. It fitted well with the story. The voice acting was OK. It was a bit dull at times. I thought if there was more adultish voices with more expression, it would’ve been better.
You told me that you took out the drunk characteristic of Fortunato in the film because it was shown in a school environment. I doubt anyone would be offended of a lego figure acting a bit drunk. Without the drunkness of Fortunato, it seems like he really did want himself to be killed and knew the circumstances very well. Fortunato being drunk showed that he had no idea what was happening, which lead him to his ultimate fate.
So, if you haven’t read the story yet, don’t watch this movie. You will have absolutely no idea what is happening.October 22, 2004 at 12:16 am #64239
The story was, yes, simplified greatly. The cutting was done largely before filming, with some cut due to a lack of ambition on my part, and some cut simply to dumb down the story (I know…).
The Cask of Amontillado, in its brickfilm rendition, wasn’t meant to be the work of word EAP wrote. It was meant to be a loose showcase, with an emphasis on getting the main plot across in a simple fashion.
A “redux” of the film would have been able to add a few welcome additions, I’m sure, although I was never particulary concerned about making a print-to-screen version of TCOA. The suspense is also an aspect I’d like to improve upon with a redux, but the presentation of “the perfect crime” is what I was most disappointed with in the film.
I lack the motivation, as well as sets, to add scenes to the film, though.
So, if you haven’t read the story yet, don’t watch this movie. You will have absolutely no idea what is happening.
But you have said that the film was not true to the story, therefore not a read-along-and-watch. The film was shown to a decent sized group of people, few of which had read the story, and all of them understood what happened.
loganOctober 22, 2004 at 12:45 am #64243
“Revmen” wrote: It is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged to bump up posts in the Post and Review forum, especially when writing a very nice review like Dragoon did.
*Claps for Revmen*
I like this one, Logan. Technically, this film is superb, and the voice-acting is good, too. But since I haven’t read the short story, I had a bit off trouble figuring out exactly what was going on. Did he actually build a brick wall over the entrance to the cave? Why did Fortunato give him time to do this?
I was a bit confused, but hey, I like the animation. I’m happy. :wink
-NosOctober 22, 2004 at 1:09 am #64246
“Nosniborus” wrote: Did he actually build a brick wall over the entrance to the cave? Why did Fortunato give him time to do this?
He built a wall over a section of the vault to leave him for dead. In the story, Fortunato was chained to the wall, and could not get out. Fortunato was also deeply drunk in the story, so he was a bit crazy, did not know what was happening, and thought it was just a joke. This was not shown in the movie.October 22, 2004 at 2:41 pm #64319
I really want to see this but it ain’t working. I’m a huge fan of EAP, I look forward to seeing this as soon as I am able to.October 22, 2004 at 6:05 pm #64334
I really want to see this but it ain’t working. I’m a huge fan of EAP, I look forward to seeing this as soon as I am able to.
Did you try this page?October 23, 2004 at 1:26 pm #64432
Oh yes. I like. I like alot! That was a very good portrayal of TCOA. Smooth animation and good voices. Nice quality in both sounds and voices. And I will say that I liked the fact that you changed a few things because it is one of those little movie changes that is often done different than from how it was written. Such as the court scene. For example: My favorite EAP, The Tell-Tale Heart, who is the killer telling his story and reason to; A judge, a fellow prisoner, (or my personal favorite) himself. Great job Logan.
By the way, I really should find some kind of rating system to use. 3/5October 28, 2004 at 12:45 am #65099
I recently watched this because someone told me it was pretty good. So I watched it, and I have to say I was really surprised. We read this story in english last year and it followed the story almost exactly. The animation was quite good and the voices decent also. It seems like you really analyzed the story to get this right and youve done a very nice job.
8/10October 30, 2004 at 5:28 pm #65594
Seeing as I’ve got a bit info on the souce, I would say that by removing the fact Fortunado was drunk, I think it would have been best to change the story slightly. Without adding any mention of him being drunk, Fort looks like an utter fool, in particular, him laughing at the fact he was being buried alive, and the lack of any attempt to escape, until he realizes that he is going to die, where he begins to plead. I think I would have changed the story so that he killed him in the catacombs and just buried him to hide the corpse.
Rating: 8) 8) 8)
Good animation, but a vital part of the story is lost, to the film’s downfall.November 20, 2013 at 3:55 am #438397
Yes it is a sherry wine.
Did you move the movie to another site? My 9th grade English just finished reading this story and thought your movie would be awesome for them to view.