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Jun. 13th, 2007

04:06 am - Les Tripl-EATS de Belleville

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Here's a rather clumsily written line from the Wikipedia article about The Triplets of Belleville...

"The film satirically pokes fun at the French, for example their obsession with the Tour de France, or their fondness for eating frogs as well as Americans in their exaggerated obesity and lewd manner."

AIEEE FRENCH CANNIBALS!!

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From:nefaria
Date:June 13th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
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Bleh, I wouldn't use "fun" and "Triplets of Belleville" in the same sentence, it was the most tedious, nauseating feature-length cartoon I've ever seen. Watching people eat disgusting food in slow motion for several minutes never struck me as being funny. Most of the film was depressing too, it was like the whole thing was produced by artists on sedatives.
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From:zrath
Date:June 13th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Really?
Were you not amused by the indestructable dog?
Or the stretched Citroen 2CV cars?
Or the French Mafia, all identical with their big red noses and berets?
Or the mouse-like engineer with his metal ear covers for when he gets a shave and a haircut? (Two bits!)
Or the freakishly tall ocean-going vessel?
Or the topless, banana-wearing Josephine Baker in the opening cartoon?

I think it's because this movie is aimed more at adults, who are more familiar with the source material.
It certainly is funnier if you're French.


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From:nefaria
Date:June 14th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Nah, I don't think drawing something exaggerated as a pop culture reference is inherently funny.
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From:ronald_mack
Date:June 17th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
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Funny, I thought it was brilliant.
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From:zrath
Date:June 13th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
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AR-NOM-NOM-NOM-NOM-NOM-NOM!!!


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From:deckardcanine
Date:June 13th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
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DE-PLUME-PLUME-PLUME-PLUME-PLUME-PLUME!!!
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From:zrath
Date:June 14th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
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Je ne comprend pas.


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From:deckardcanine
Date:June 14th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
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Punning on nom de plume, meaning "pen name."
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