Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Red Balloon

For some reason, I had never seen this brilliant 1956 short film ...until tonite! If you're late on this one like me, it's a magical tale of a young by who finds a single red balloon that seems to follow him all thru the streets of Paris. Using very little dialogue, the film coveys a sweet and meaningful message in a simple, yet genius way. The muted, urban environment provides the perfect backdrop to the shiny, red balloon...a visual masterpiece. A must-see for all ages and if you have Netflix, you can even watch the newly-restored, crisp version, instantly! Here's a clip...

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