Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Watch Online- Sita Sings the Blues


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Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 animated feature film written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley (with the exception of some fight animation by Jake Friedman in the "Battle of Lanka" scene primarily using 2D computer graphics.

It intersperses events from an episode of the Ramayana, illustrated conversation between Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist's own life. The ancient mythological and modern biographical plot are parallel tales, sharing numerous themes.

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I hereby give Sita Sings the Blues to you. Like all culture, it belongs to you already, but I am making it explicit with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. Please distribute, copy, share, archive, and show Sita Sings the Blues. From the shared culture it came, and back into the shared culture it goes.

- Nina Paley.(Director Sita Sings the blues)

Ebert on the movie, he was one the first critics to champion the film.


I doubt one of our own filmmakers or animation studio with their mega bucks and familiarity with the epic Ramayana could come up with something like this. Way to go and a must watch. And would do a review soon.


Sita Sings the Blues- The Movie

4 comments:

Mattson Tomlin said...

Very cool.

nitesh said...

Glad you liked it Matt.

HarryTuttle said...

This is a beautiful animation. I liked it a lot. The modern interpretation and the mix of animation techniques are quite interesting.
I like how the complex myth is narrated by 3 contemporary people trying to remember what is the exact story, and then this recording is illustrated by shadow puppets.

Opera Jawa was another great modern re-interpretation of the same myth too.

nitesh said...

I second to what you wrote Harry, and what is even more surprising is that the narration that accompanies was done without any script. And yet it blends so well.

I'm hoping to watch Opera Jawa soon, maybe we will try getting it from Indonesia for the festival if its possible.