Monday, August 4, 2008

Shadows and Fog

From "Bambi", 1942.

Bambi opens quietly with a slow pan across the forest in the morning, lullingly drawing the viewer into the space of the film.  This is a world far outside of the human world.  The artists give only enough detail to suggest nature, leaving something for the viewer's imagination. 

The next two shots appear later in the film.

This shot is motionless, appearing on screen for about a second and a half.  It's pretty, but also a little odd as the grass seems to be bowing in the wind.

The shot reminds me of Sam Kieth's illustrations in The Maxx, though I can't seem to find a good one online to post here.

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