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Farewell, My Queen

The opening title sets the scene on July 14, 1789, and if that date isn’t immediately recognizable to you, you’re probably not the target market for this historical drama. It was the day later identified as the beginning of the French Revolution, when the storming of the Bastille prison set in motion the eventual overthrow of the French monarchy.


I’m sure that if you explained what stop motion animation is to a typical adolescent, that it involves making small puppet characters and sets and photographing them a frame at a time while moving them minutely, the child would at some point say, “But why not just use computer animation?” I wouldn’t know how to answer that, and a lot of people who see stop motion features like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline do assume that they’ve been computer animated: the results are pretty similar.

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