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"Opening credits to "The Charge of the Light Brigade" 1968" Topic

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Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

A friend sent this link about the death recently of animator Richard Williams (Who Killed Roger Rabbit & others). I always loved these credits:

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

A great film in all ways.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 4:31 p.m. PST

Well done.

Old Wolfman27 Aug 2019 7:17 a.m. PST

"Get into line,Cardigan!" "Light Brigade with me!" ;^)

Roderick Robertson Fezian27 Aug 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

Beautiful animation, but the actual credits (including the title of the film) are practically un-readable due to placing them directly over very busy backgrounds.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Aug 2019 9:48 a.m. PST

What some folks may miss is that in the 20's and 30's similar, but much simpler, images were run in movie theaters which were essentially animated political cartoons.

The brilliant minds behind '68's COTLB simply backed the process up in time to fit the 1850's, and to wonderful effect.

This film didn't do all that well at the box office, but I attribute that to it's "non-traditional" opening and otherwise fairly straightforward telling of the tale.

If anyone hasn't seen it, he's had a deprived childhood!


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

I actually saw it in 1968, as a family movie outing! There was a local theater that tended to show more unusual foreign films. Oddly enough, I don't think it has been aired very often.


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