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Screen Play (1993)

With visual aids, a narrator tells a story of forbidden love in Feudal Japan, but life has other plans.

Director:

Barry Purves (as Barry J.C. Purves)

Writer:

Ernst Loub (dialogue)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Michael Maloney ... (voice)
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A narrator relates the Japanese tale of two lovers who defy their families and society to be together, illustrated by ever shifting screens. The tale ends happily, until something happens that is classically Japanese in character. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guión See more »

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Warning!: Not a cartoon for children or the squeamish!
10 October 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Academy Award, is basically a Kabuki play done using puppet animation. This one makes Romeo and Juliet look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm! It is a very violent cartoon (I'm not talking cartoon violence here, either) and is not for everyone. Excellent animation and well worth watching. Most solidly recommended with the above warnings in mind.


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