Post by harisarandas on Jan 5, 2008 13:58:27 GMT -6
Enjoy this very funny animation by Bruno Bozzetto, born March 3, 1938 in Milan, Italy, Bruno is a cartoon animator, creator of many short pieces, mainly of a political or satirical nature. Allegro non troppo in my opinion, has a particular spiritual touch in it:
That was a cool cartoon, be interesting to know what he was thinking about when he made this, as its hard to fully understand what he was trying to show. Is it about how we are always chasing after females or something, or how we are easily tranced by the female side of things( motherly love for example). be interesting to see what other people see in there interpreptation of the cartoon.
Post by harisarandas on Jan 6, 2008 2:41:58 GMT -6
My first impression, as I said, this particular piece has a spiritual message in it, but surely that is not all for the entire film, for Bruno has his own views and ways of expressing his social and political concerns. The heavenly females in the film, I would say, are reflexions of our attachments and vanity for power. However, let us read an expert critic about the Allegro non troppo:
"Allegro non troppo is a Bruno Bozzetto animated film released in 1977. The film is a parody of Disney's Fantasia, though possibly more of a challenge to Fantasia than parody status would imply. In music, an instruction of "allegro ma non troppo" means to play "fast, but not overly so". In the context of this film, and without the "ma", it means Not So Fast!, an interjection meaning "slow down" or "think before you act" and refers to the film's pessimistic view of Western progress (as opposed to the optimism of Disney's original)." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegro_non_troppo
In my opinion, Bruno is probably telling that "you guys maybe the big boss now, but (hopefully) soon you will be over-throned by a new sense of progress"... Thus if I had to translate the expression "Allegro non troppo" I would do this way: "Vigorously, but Prudent". Therefore, in the political context of this film, the message I am getting is that progress should be dynamic, but simultaneously aware of the social consequences. However, keep in mind that there are several other elements in a film production made in the 70's.
Anyhow, here is synopsis by Hal Erickson: "Allegro Non Troppo is the brainchild of gifted Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto"