If They Don’t Win It’s a Crime

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 9:47 PM

There’s only one movie I’m rooting for at the Oscars, and that’s Logorama, a French Best Animated Short nominee.  It’s a priceless cop movie send-up set in a Los Angeles composed of and populated by trademarks, product icons and corporate logos.  It can be seen as part of a compilation of Academy Award Nominated shorts making the art house rounds, or at the link.

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2 Responses to “If They Don’t Win It’s a Crime”

  1. GhaleonQ says:

    Huh. I thought all of the nominees except A Matter Of Loaf And Death were awful and unimaginatively animated. A lot of people don’t even like that one that much. I think Cordell Barker got screwed over again, even if Runaway is no Strange Invaders. It was a disappointingly weak year for animation, but the Academy really botched this one. They usually have good taste, even if they don’t pick the best.

  2. R. Fiore says:

    I dunno, I thought the handling of the panhandler in “French Roast” was notable. Watching the compilation I would have gone along with you until the end, and was figuring “Loaf and Death” was a lock, and then “Logorama” blew everything out of the water. I will grant that as animation per se it was no great shakes — computer animation that took no pains to look anything but computerized — but in conception and execution and in the absolutely dead-on audio track (I had to figure the thing was made in English from the start) it was just delightful.