Animation and Anime

The Opening Of Marc Caro’s New Film Is Online! What Is DANTE 01?!

Published at: Dec. 13, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST by Moriarty

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Who cares what it is? The point is that Marc Caro is finally directing something! I love DELICATESSEN and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, and as much as I admire Jeunet’s other films, I can’t help but feel that, like Zemeckis and Gale, he was more powerful when he was part of a team. If Jeunet is the Robert Zemeckis of that duo, then that means Caro is the Bob Gale. And like Bob Gale, Caro kind of dropped off the map there for a while. He’s back, though, with an animated science-fiction epic, and someone sent me a heads-up that Twitch had gotten hold of the film’s opening moments. Looks really lovely, but since I don’t speak French, I have no idea what’s being said during the clip. Still... it’s enough to make me anxious to see the whole film as soon as possible. See what you think...
Hi Folks, Since it's the new thing to show opening sequences of films here's one from the new Caro his first long feature film since the split with jeunet. Cheers! can-D

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  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    pseudo translation

    by lee101

    They don't say much... Dante seems to be the name of that firey planet. and the narration is just setting up something... ''the story begins in the fires of hell'' ''it all began with the docking of shuttle #2'' ''but it was probably meant to be'' seems good. I love this guy's work. it looks like it won't disapoint

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    looks fucking amazing

    by mr.brownstone

    glad to see them back at sci-fi

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Great news...

    by LordPorkington

    ... along with a whole load of other exciting movie news today. It's nice to see that the site has woken up again and little treats like this are coming our way!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Sweet

    by JaggedSac

    We get another Jeunet movie(Life of Pie) and a Marc Caro movie close together. Amazing.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    More translation

    by SpencerTrilby

    It all started in the fire. The primeval fire. Hell’s fire. As in a Dragon’s mouth. As in a fairy tale. And if fairy tales taught us something, it’s not that Dragons exist… It is that they can be vanquished. <p> As in a tale, I’ll start with “Once upon a time”. Once upon a time… a tiny station lost in the depths of space, close to a hell called… Dante. <p> If someone, someday, dares take a look at our story, he’ll probably states it all began with the arrival of shuttle #2. In fact, it was all written in advance. From a long time. Since the mists of time… <p>

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Hope that helps

    by SpencerTrilby

    and yes, that looks fucking good. I'm far from stoked by my fellow Frenchmen's work these days... Jeunet's only good solo work is Amelie, Besson became a hack, a French Weinstein producing shitty flicks and taking credit for movies he made more than a decade ago, and Gondry is a poor-man's early Tim Burton ripping off old movies from the 60's that the younger, "hip" audience hasn't seen. So Caro being back is quite good news.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Great opening, feels like a cool Metal Hurlant story

    by KillaKane

    Been looking foreward to this, Caro's a great talent in his own right. From what I've seen so far it looks immaculate, and the story hints at something pretty gritty and nightmarish or rather hellish.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Well, McT tops the list for doing dishes at Fox River

    by SpencerTrilby

    and then gotta clean his cell. THEN he can direct Conan.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Sorry, wrong Talkback

    by SpencerTrilby

    for shame...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I didn't watch the clip, but unless it's an animated...

    by rbatty024

    version of Dante's Inferno then I'm not interested. If Zemeckis is going to continue that whole mo-cap thing then that's where to go next. This time you have to have an NC-17 rating.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    rbatty024, go back

    by palinode

    and reread the lead. It's a Marc Caro film, not Zemeckis. But now I want to see an animated version of the Inferno.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Trailer

    by Capytalium

    http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=18767224&cfilm=110951&hd=1. html In French

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the trailer capytalium

    by JaggedSac

    That was fucking amazing. And A Very Long Engagement was better than Amelie.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I'm impressed

    by StanTheProgressor

    I see great attention to detail. Let's hope it's a great French space story like an episode of the (aforementioned) Metal Hurlant.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty cool!

    by Johnno

    Adding it to the list of stuff to see!