I know that I've written a lot about films lately but please continue to indulge me as I enjoy this Hollywood journey beyond the Academy Awards. It's a good excuse anyway, for me to share one of my passions through blogging.
Over the weekend, we watched a 2006 movie called "The Illusionist". I vaguely remember wanting to watch it when it first came out. However I somehow never got around to it. Then our neighbour/massage therapist loaned it to me raving about Edward Norton, who I always thought was a bit mousy for my taste. However I have seen him in a new light in this film.
I loved this film on many levels. Visually, it was beautifully presented with slightly sepia tone colouring and softened corners to enhance that vintage mood. The turn-of-the-century costumes and sets were impeccably presented. I even loved the fictional Germanic-English accent, which I thought was most consistently achieved by Norton.