Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A pick-me-up

I recently read an article about National Geographic’s experiment to lift a house with helium balloons, which looked like a lot of fun :).

Some people have compared it to a scene from ‘Up’. Since I haven’t seen the film, it didn’t make me think of that but did remind me of another one called ‘Le Ballon Rouge’. 

I saw ‘The Red Balloon’ at primary school and it has stuck with me ever since. It was made in 1956 by Director Albert Lamorisse and won several awards including an Oscar for best original screenplay and the Palme d’Or for short films at Cannes. It’s just a really intriguing and simple story with almost no dialogue that is a real pleasure to watch. The end scene is particularly nice (spoiler alert!):

Have any of you seen it? If not I recommend it!



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