Gathering Little Mushrooms
 
 
Studio: Babar23
 
Review Count: 121
Average Rating: 4.83 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 9 minutes 1 seconds
 
Posted on: January 10, 2007
 
 
Film Description
An Enchanted Black Tale

Plotline:Mathylde ask the permission to her godmother to gather alone some mushrooms in the giant forest.. But this vast forest conceals mysteries and inconceivable treasures..


You have by yourself to find your own moral, I am not a teacher^^
This film has no pretention

Note:
-This movie has no VO, because I had only 9 hours to imagine and to make this movie for a Championship, so I had absolutely no time to make vo for this film, and I think it doesn't need it

-Thanks a lot to Rik Vargard for the translation

- The soundtrack list is on the homepage

- No need to put the URL of your movies in your comments, I always check out the studio from those who review my movies ;)

- IF U want more informations on the script, and the explanation of some situations and dialogues in this movie, go on the homepage.

PLEASE, be honest, watch the movie, not the previous comments, to rate it honestly
 
Featured Reviews
- JazzX

What a tremendous film!

It really was a TMO version of Alice in Wonderland.

The whole thing was a gigantic escape from the real world, the excellent music choices helped this immeasurably.

Lovely special effects shots too. A truly excellent film from start to finish.

Posted on January 24, 2007
- Dulci

What phenomenal use of music and sound effects. This was truly captivating. Great concept and well-executed.

Dulcilicious!

Posted on January 12, 2007
- NUKESTER

I knew it! I knew it!!!

You ARE the Tim Burton of TMO!

Enchanting,Captivating,Fresh,Funky and Definetly Eye Catching!

This film had me glued from start to finish and I was actually suprised at the end , time flew by so fast and thats a testament to your story telling. Your use of scenery and props were executed well! your creativity was excellent. Nice choice of music again which highlights my thoughts and impression of you as the Tim Burton of TMO!

Well Done on a fascinating film that I will recommend to others, it is so different from most things i've seen here and still shows that subtitled films are worth watching in this day and age of VO's

Good luck with any future projects and I look forward to the next Tim Burton of TMO film !!!


Nuke Well In All The Dark Energy In The Universe!!!!

Posted on January 10, 2007
- jpwood

Alice In Wonderland, Springs to mind straight away! You've captured A fairytale
Look With some awesome mods and(Wide-screen)overlays As for the story it is
faultless, Music Compliments This movie, Some great Character creation
If any Reviewers are reading this before watching it, Then watch it!!!
you'll enjoy it
Later Fellow Movie Making Dude/Dudette

Posted on January 10, 2007
 
Reviews
- DiamondBackFilms

A Truly Darker Version of Alice in Wonderland!
Pefect cinematography and use of set and music

HELP! HOW DO I USE MODS WITH WINDOWS VISTA?

Posted on October 12, 2008
- beckal

awesome! watch mrs blood

Posted on August 17, 2008
- MaxPaxJaxxx

Amazing, it's just amazing you came up with this in just 9 hours, it would have taken me 6000

Posted on March 14, 2008
- userjosh9874

That was amazing! The sound effects and use of music amazed me! I loved the mods, and I thought this film was captivating!

Posted on August 3, 2007
- timothy_richmond_3

This is one of the most amazing movies made! You captured that dark, gothic feel of Tim Burton's movies, and I applaud you for that. Great effort on your part!

Posted on July 22, 2007
- AustinJo

That was the best TMO movie I have ever seen! I loved it! Great set dressing by the way! Five stars!

Posted on July 20, 2007
- Sifa

Very great story, cunning characters and main character, and very strong turning point! That blue guy had me fooled at the end.

Posted on July 16, 2007
- bluechefs

I give a stop five stars because I agree with everyone else. It was great, and the pictures even looked beautiful. And I agree with the first comment of JazzX that it really was a TMO version of Alice in Wonderland. Though, some it wasn't like Alice in Wonderland.

Posted on July 11, 2007
- Torben11

Wonderful movie...the music is a hit.

Posted on July 1, 2007
- Acemaster

Great movie, great effects, sucky ending. 4 stars.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- captaingoo

Truely amazing cimematography. Beautiful plot line.
Only two spelling errors i saw. Graal=grail and one in the red room scene.
The man in the tree was just a manicine, but i guess he was supposed to be.
The mushrooms had no texture, but they were fine. I give this movie a 5. Keep up the good work and you will be at the top.

Posted on June 23, 2007
- Mizzgmc23

This is the first movie I've watched that's been created by someone else - if this is the calibre of you people on here then I have a really long way t ogo yet - Awesome, thanks for your time and effort.

Posted on June 23, 2007
- Bitethedust88

WOW!!!!!! That was frightening but at the same time so beautiful. Great job!

Posted on June 21, 2007
- Amaralvip

Yeah, it was nice, but I don't think the end was that great... But the movie was very good, good enough to get 4 stars.

Plz rate my movie, Strange Sounds or People Call me Strange.

Thank you for the great movie.

Posted on June 18, 2007
- hottie12

i i i.....LOVE IT XD WELL you aways make great movies!

Posted on June 11, 2007
- HenrikNR

Fantasic movie, and you must (if possible) tell us where to get that exelent music!

Posted on June 9, 2007
- Filmeadair

The custom content was remarkably well used and the story flowed well.

Well worth a watch.

Posted on June 2, 2007
- jessicak

That movie was lovely. It was like a movies version of Alice in Wonderland lol. What a fantastic film, it kept me captivated throughout!
Well done!!!
:)

Posted on May 31, 2007
- M00ruhn

C'est plutôt bien mené pour un film fait à l'arrache. Dommage que je n'ai pu suivre que la version anglaise, il me semble que tu privilégies les noteurs anglais, la prochaine fois fais des sous-titres anglais et des voix françaises. Bon si tu n'as pas eu le temps c'est normal ^^... Sinon bon scénario bien fantastique...

Posted on May 26, 2007
- Starkarts

Really good! It does seem like Alice and Wonderland.
You made it really fantastic with the storyline.
5-Stars
Plz Watch and Rate my movie called The Adventures of George W. Bush!
Thanks

Posted on May 22, 2007
- WarMaker29

Wow! good!

You really dont need the vos, its perfect. the only wierd thing is that the godmother's eyes were bulging. lol althugh like every1 else, plz rate my movies.

Posted on May 21, 2007
- julianallees

OMG, that movie nearly brought tears to my eyes, that is such a good film, just one bad thing though, the end is kind of confusing and adrupt, but good work anyway

Please rate my new release "Helping Yvonne Trailer"

Posted on May 15, 2007
- boefpo

Excellent film! My favorite thing about it had to be the music. It was so perfect and fantastical, and really took this movie to another level. Great job on everything, though. Scene selection, editing, everything. I can't believe I didn't see this sooner!

Posted on May 6, 2007
- Ranedthel

A very strange and colorful journey which is a delight to the eye. The story itself is not a strong tale but it doesn't have to be due to the nature of this film. The creative talents of the film maker are displayed time and time again as this movie travels one path after another. I think most viewers will enjoy this film although some may loose their way.

Posted on May 6, 2007
- norriefpb

Through the looking glass indeed. Lovely film, with perfect music and wonderful effects. Wonderful piece of escapism.

Posted on April 19, 2007
- jacpaco30

No comment

Posted on April 19, 2007
- Bananaphone1

Amazingly filmed, written and edited. Excellent music and interesting characters.

Posted on April 13, 2007
- McDonnely

Hehe, what a nice trip of the little girl. You can see what happened, if you are alone on your journey through a forrest.
Nice job!
Voice isn't important, I think, because it's subtitled...
Good cuts - and pictures etc. but sometimes to fast (finding man - drinking - death - next way)!
Keep on Mr. Mystereo...

Ps: When can I buy the game of this movie??

Posted on April 11, 2007
- Speedy7

This was an intrsting film, with beatiful landscapes.

Posted on April 11, 2007
- Zandi

Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous.
It reminded me of the younger times, when we were children, we read all those little fairy-tales about fairy God mothers and evil curses. This truly was magical. Thank you for brining me back the good memories!
~Zadelicious~

Posted on March 25, 2007
- raul82

Trippy stuff maaan, I LIKE!

Posted on March 20, 2007
- LtNovascotian

hahah! I loved it! Why was that blue guy in there? shouldnt it be a actor? But i loved it after all!

Posted on March 20, 2007
- Jenniza

I enjoyed the film a lot. Did it have a meaning? Did it have a single meaning or was it open-ended? I believe you wanted it to be open for the interpretation of the viewer. I am content with what I feel I walk away as the ending of the film, which I in turn use as my interpretation of the lesson learned. The look of shock on her face at the end seemed to confirm her realization of the predicament she was in, and the futility of fighting the situation. It seemed her fate was sealed much earlier than she realized. At least that was my interpretation. I could easily be wrong; but, what was wonderful was the way the story was told: so open-to-interpretation; so bold in its colors and scenary; so full of energy in the youth of the character and the vibrancy of the music; so abstract in some of its concepts of images; so accessible (in terms of subtitles to us English speaker) of a story. A uniquely refreshing way to tell a story.

Posted on March 14, 2007
- theycallmemisterbob

Brilliant! I can't help but wonder if Lewis Carroll nibbled on the same patch of mushrooms when he wrote HIS masterpiece 150+ years ago. This movie is a perfect story as is. No sequels needed.

Posted on March 12, 2007
- FLIPMANBURN

This film had a great fairy tale vibe! I loved some of those forest shots. The story was ok, but got a bit confusing towards the end. I liked score. It was very fitting of this type of movie. The editing and pace were great in the first half of the film, but it got a little rough in some of those scenes. Overall, a really weird, yet cool, original fantasy flick. - 4 stars

Posted on March 6, 2007
- Spaceman72

What a fantastic movie! Finaly I've had the time to watch this brilliant movie and I'am glad that I did it. The original story is like a dark fairy tale and it shows your talent in storytelling. The visual aspects of the movie such as setdrssing, overlays and backgrounds are state of the art and you also used the free cam perfectly. The wonderful soundtrack fits perfectly into the movie and boost up the movie's atmosphere. Two thumbs up and 5 stars from me! :)

Posted on March 2, 2007
- I-kill-clowns

What a weird and strange tale, in a good way of course! The props and sets were magnificent along with the backdrops and costumes! I just REALLY wanted some VOs! Thats why I'm giving it 4 out of five. Overall though a fantastic mind boggling spectatcular! Well done!

Posted on February 28, 2007
- sidy

its the best fairy tale style movie on TMO !
i enjoyed start to finish.
fantasic storyline, so nice freecam and editing, great custom, excellent music.
i love Danny Elfman music. Edward Scissorhands is my favorite movie.
that music was very fiting. im impressed.
overall : great work!

Posted on February 21, 2007
- WingedPaladin

Whoa.

Posted on February 17, 2007
- dude123456HasReturned

Teh Poptart Kid's Review Corner.

Ah. What an enchanting film you have here Babar23, It's like Alice in Wonderland all over again. The music was great, as it set the mood of this wonderful film. The special effects? Those were amazing dude! Those 3 ways popping out of nowhere like that. The castle, and those two other doors. And, a lot of interesting characters caught my eye. The quest she was on to find the antidote was really fun to watch, and I was really into the movie. It was also interesting how you put this movie into letterbox mode.

A fine peice of work you have here Babar. Film on!

5 stars!

-Teh Poptart Kid

Posted on February 17, 2007
- Towelie

Most surreal movie Ive seen on Tmo and it was fantastic!

You never knew what was real and what was not, kind of a David Lynch feeling.
This has to be one of the best movies on TMO and oh my god do you have potential if you did this piece of art in only 9 hours!

Amazing music and the use of freecam gave so incredibly much to the whole experience.

I agree with you fully when you say that this didnt need VO's! It truly deserved a hot pick.

Bookmarked - no doubt about it!

Posted on February 15, 2007
- holdmykidney

Great little magical movie, with a gothic storybook visual style and a gentle pace. I don't think much can be read into the story, but it has interesting characters, good use of mods and a nicely timed ending.

Posted on February 15, 2007
- cheese101

seriously that was one of the best movies i've seen on TMO. The subtitles needed a bit of tidying up but other wise it was flawless. Great mods and sets, use of backdrops, custom music, custom props, inventive set dressing, good costumes, interesting overlays, etc. You get the point...

Posted on February 13, 2007
- ordos06

Exellent film de ta prt Babar !! Surtout quand on voit que t'est partie de rien et que tu la fait en une demi journée c'est vraiment un trés bon film !!!! Bravo

Posted on February 10, 2007
- siriusblak08

OMG best movie on this site for sure, 100%! the music! the sets! the graphics! im inspired, this movie is the film to beat. which will be hard to do!

Posted on February 10, 2007
- sidge14

Truly beautiful visually! Really really excellent movie! Wonderful camera angles, mood, mods etc. Really spectacular. Would have prefered vo's, but that's literally my only criticism. Puts all my work to shame!

(If you fancy a look at some of my work, please do check it out)

Posted on February 6, 2007
- danlally

Amazing movie, what a story and a brillant ending.

Posted on February 5, 2007
- DoubleMPee

Story:
What a wonderfull story. It reminds me a bit of Alice in Wonderland, but just a bit. Good written. The understandible subs are a bit 2 fast here and there.
Music/Sound:
I like the music! It fits very well. The sounds and background sounds make it feel much more realistic.
Costumes/Sets:
Nice use of costumes. I only felt that the blue "doll" didn`t fit so well but thats only a matter of taste. Nice use of custom sets and good use props.
Edit/Production: The editing is good. As well as the overlay effects. There are a few scenes that look a bit wild cut but it keeps the mystical forrest mystical :) As for the production, very well!! A good start, a good plot and good (open) end. I like the appearences and changes done by the freecam!
Overall:
I`d say a good and solid fairytale story! Keep up the creative work!

Posted on February 4, 2007
- SHERWINLIU

Cristina Ricci directed this one? :)

An entertaining "Alice"-type fairy tale, aided by great music (please do list the soundtrack), this is a rare treat on TMO. The story was a bit non-consequential and light, which is strange as usually these types of stories focus on some sort of disguised morals for kids. So I am not sure whether you intended to do something like that, or if you were more interested in achieving a stylistic homage to fairy tale movies like Harry Potter and such. The ending felt a bit more like horror camp.

Nevertheless, I found this to be quite unique, and enjoyable!

Posted on February 2, 2007
- yalrok1075

How do you do? It's great.It's very marvellous poétic film.

Posted on February 1, 2007
- pookashells

from applying backdrops to zero mistakes this movie was definitely flawless.

The backdrops were amazing! I loved how you used them in your power to create a fairy-tale-like setting.

The freecam was also done flawlessly, I like how you had long shots so the viewer was somewhat confused on what was happening. Then you come in with a close-up and it looks professional. Really nice job!

nice mods, and the sound effects really proved crucial in this film!

excellent job! Well-worth 5 stars

Posted on January 30, 2007
- postmodernchuck

A startling and tremendous fairy tale that oozes with the sort of go-for-broke cinematic daredevil trickery only Babar could bring to the fold. He is, by far, one of the most talented filmmakers on TMO, and with this he solidifies himself as the sort of autuer that would have been celebrated in Cahier du Cinema during the sixties. His cinema is revolutionary! Here, he fuses the traditions of French cinema with a heavy dose of Spanish surrealism, creating a nightmare-fairytale atmosphere that delights and unnveres at the same time.

This is masterful filmmaking, with dizzying camerawork, beautiful set design, startling, elliptical editing, and an ending that punches you straight in the stomach. It was whimsical and tragic, emotional and charming. Filmmaking like this takes us to new, imaginative levels, and really does push the limits of what we know about cinema.

A fantastic film. Truly a work of art.

Posted on January 29, 2007
- THROWAXE

Quite an original approach to a TMO movie.
Very nice mood, thanks to the music,
and some effective modding.
Very fresh, good job :)

Posted on January 28, 2007
- jhurst

Wow! Well shot and executed with great creative vision! Loved it!

Posted on January 27, 2007
- otnemem20

The pacing at the beginning was slow compared to the rest of the movie. Your camera work was both good and bad. The slow tracking shot with the protagonist walking through the jungle was magnificent, but some of the other camera movements were over the top or were too close for no particular reason. The dialogue in the subtitles was very predictable and at times quite cliched. I really didn't like the effects where things just started appearing on the screen out of nowhere. Why not have a shot of her reaction to the things appearing and then cut back to the changed setting? The red set was very stunning, but one character's head was passing through the wall. The biggest fault of the movie was that it really had no purpose. I know you said this in advance, but what good is a fairytale without a moral?

Posted on January 26, 2007
- cryptokirby1

A great,dark tale.It reminds me of Alice in the Wonderland.

Posted on January 25, 2007
- FidibusFilms

Wow. That was great. I must agree with NUKESTER you are The movies Tim Burton.. I liked the music very much. I think the music in the end comes from Edward scisssorhand...

Posted on January 24, 2007
- JazzX

What a tremendous film!

It really was a TMO version of Alice in Wonderland.

The whole thing was a gigantic escape from the real world, the excellent music choices helped this immeasurably.

Lovely special effects shots too. A truly excellent film from start to finish.

Posted on January 24, 2007
- dumbmoronicproductions

well done but the effects could have been a lil better, but since you only had 9 hours r sumthing to complete this it was a good film
good job

Posted on January 23, 2007
- DeliriousStudios

C.D Review.

Very effective use of setdressing here. The movie had a surreal feel to it, which the music brought out extremely well. Very impressive ediing and camera control.
I felt the translation wasn't as good as it could be, and some of the elements in the storyline felt slightly disjointed. But overall it was a fab movie.

77%

Posted on January 22, 2007
- colingaiser

Good, but unfulfilling.

Like many have mentioned, this was very "Alice in Wonderland"-esque. I loved this kind of film, so for the first 3/4, I was captivated by the environment, the story, the sounds, and the atmosphere. It was truly breathtaking to watch, and quite entertaining as well.

But, after the first 3/4, the movie spirals downhill. We reach an anticlimactic and confusing conclusion where all we do is wait for Alice to recieve a potion--and from a character we know absolutely nothing about. To top it all off, Alice gives him a cold hard slap across the face. I mean, to go completely outside her character and slap a man that she has never met in ther life...that didn't seem believeable to me. I was disappointed in your effort in the conclusion.

I read the description and understand that you only had 9 hours to make this, but that's no excuse for leaving us with such an unsatisfying conclusion. But I will knock it up to 4 stars for the breathtaking atmosphere you created in the first 3/4 of the film.

Posted on January 22, 2007
- DJDanny

A very nice movie no doubt about it. My Final Rating: 4.5 Stars.

Posted on January 21, 2007
- Lkuey

That was one of the best movies I have ever seen!!!

Posted on January 21, 2007
- Moviemaniac1

goood movie and it has a good plot, the only thing is where is the horror scenes? good twist ending at the end and awesome mods. i guess i'm justing expecting a lot in the top movies of the horror charts and expect it to be more scary, but otherwise, great movie and i liked it.

Posted on January 20, 2007
- machine1462

Subtitles and VO's: 5
Genre: 5 (Great atmosphere
Story: 5
Music: 5
Effect: 5 (Wow some great effects with the man turning into a skelaton)
Overall 5 Stars

Posted on January 20, 2007
- Zamona

This movie was amazing, much like a dark Alice in Wonderland. The only thing that kept throwing me off was her name. I feel I could have got even closer to " Mathylde", if she had a more simplistic name. I still can't pronounce her name even when reading slowly, but I am not going to let this tarnish the quality of the movie and my rating. Excellent job!! I am going to keep my eyes open for more work from you, inspiring.

Posted on January 19, 2007
- feix

FANTASTIC! Good thing with the set dressing!
Please vote for my movie: Der Weltuntergang A real thing, Thanks

Posted on January 19, 2007
- miri2

very well done! how did you put stills in the move - that question keeps haunting me;)

Posted on January 19, 2007
- Master007

Tres bon! This was an amazing movie that truly blew me away. Amazing set dressing, freecam, and everything! Great job!

Bon chance on future projects!

Posted on January 18, 2007
- Jack_Beauregard

Simple, creative, and charming..

Posted on January 18, 2007
- JosephKw

An unexpected film from the creator of the "Hitman" series. (Spoiler alert) An interesting little fantasy film in the style of the Brothers Grimm, with great use of music, special effects, sound, and a fresh look with the use of backdrops. It kept my interest throughout, but it did feel rather random (and reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland" with the eating of magical foods and appearing in a bizarre, incomprehensible world). I did find a few inconsistencies which I feel I need to mention. First, in regards to the man who turned into bones, why did he attack Matilda after he became a skeleton? And why wan't she killed after he throttled her? Considering she tried to help him, that bit of ingratitude made no sense (I generally expect such fantasy stories to have a moral message behind it). Secondly, I found it odd that Matilda slapped the messanger/courier of the second path because he was later. She was portrayed as an innocent and sweet girl, and seems out of character when she attacked the poor messenger. Overall I did not find the story itself very fulfilling, and it lacked both cohesion and purpose. Perhaps the second part (which I assume is forthcoming) will reveal more of the intent of the picture.

Posted on January 18, 2007
- JM2005

Good Movie

Posted on January 17, 2007
- steelblade_1

I am giving this 4 stars because it is a well done film. But I had to flag it as well because you used copyrighted material in it.

Danny Elfman's score from Edward Scissorhands was instantly recognisable to me, and listing them on the home page doesn't give you the right to use them.

Look to the Public Domain listing for music. There is a LOT of good stuff out there that you can use without getting in any trouble at all.

Posted on January 17, 2007
- Yor444

Great movie

Posted on January 17, 2007
- Goofparade

First off, I have to say that this is really a 5 star movie. I docked you one star for blatantly using copyright protected music.

As YouTube will soon discover, that's a legal no-no.It's also a moral one in my book.
I'm a composer myself and would hate to see people rip me and my family off, without my knowledge, in order to further their own artistic endevours.

That said, your film was brilliant, well conceived, and tastefully executed.

I'm not questioning your talent and vision here... but your cavalier stance on using other peoples artistic creations without even asking permission is disapointing.

I suggest finding a real composer to actually custom score your next movie. That would make me very happy. (scratches head)

I'd even consider offering to do that for you since you are so talented.

Je parle francais et anglais et si tu est intrigue par mon offre envoy moi un PM et je peut te montrer de quois je parle.Tu sera peut etre surpris meme.


cheers,

goofparade

Posted on January 16, 2007
- Daninsky

Awesome movie, a truly imaginative version of Alice in Wonderland.

This would be a deserved 5-Star movie if it wasn't for the use of copyrighted material.
Tsk,tsk, tsk... ever the same. :)

Posted on January 16, 2007
- Ralfduran

Pure magic. for real, this movie really blowed me away, with your fantastic touch of story telling, wich kinda remind me of Tim Burton himself. Elfmans magical music should also have alot of cred, for making this movie, to one of my TMO favorites. Not due to quality or editing, no .. because what I love with this movie is the heart and soul that you cleary have put into this movie. I tho think this movie should be even greater with some VOs, but that is not easy to find these days.:)

Love m8

Posted on January 16, 2007
- 92conman

At the start this movie seemed like a pleasant cartoon, but it turned darker and more mystical as it went on. The backdrops at the start were wonderful it made it so pleasant. Than the music changed to adjust to a darker tone.
And I thought that your characters were so awesome. I mean, they fit right in to the fantasy/dark tone of the film. And the end leaves you hanging and wondering.
Seriously dude, do fantasy movies, and lots of them, because obviously you are brilliant at that genre. I loved this movie! Good Job!

Posted on January 15, 2007
- musicmaniact1

Wow, very good!

Posted on January 15, 2007
- dsbeach1978

well i am certain this movie should make it to the top of the charts. perfect editing , great effects, it's like a fairy tale that could go on and on in the girls wee little head.

Posted on January 15, 2007
- Iondrive

Wow, what a beautiful film. The sets, custumes, makeup, overlays and backdrops really created a surreal fairly-tale like feeling. Music was used perfectly.

Posted on January 15, 2007
- RaYdAwG

What an excellent horror movie. I love how it can sound so peaceful and so serene, yet it still bites you in da a$$. lol I don't think I can ever eat mushrooms again
Excellent custom sets and set dressing, props, and the editing was brilliant. The story was great. I really enjoyed it. This is indeed a masterpiece!

da dAwG

Posted on January 14, 2007
- Kmeu

A very creative and unique Tale! Wonderful work, that was completely enjoyable and astonishing!
Well done man!

Posted on January 13, 2007
- sisch

Oh how wonderful! I loved the story and the great visuals, wonderful backdrops here! The music pulled me in and never let me go.. just great!

Posted on January 13, 2007
- 04_perez_a

Oh, my God! That has been the greatest film I have watched in the whole day! Congratulations, I have to say that you are one of the persons in The Movies Website I most admire! That film was an amazing fairy tale film. There was a great use of music, backdrops, effects. Simply Perfect, I loved the amazing landscapes of the forests, They looked pretty real! I couldn't stop watching it!

My most sincere congratulations! Please would you vote my films in http://movies.lionhead.com/studio/04_perez_a

Posted on January 13, 2007
- Supertimore

I was glued by this movie.. wonderlful work!

Posted on January 13, 2007
- toddyviney

It was breathtaking. Like tim burton, you have an amazing sence of imagination.
I loved it.

Posted on January 13, 2007
- derbyrams

Wow, wow, wow and wow!!! I really loved this, it was a very touching film in some ways, I loved the way that it was an original tale and that your style is very artistic!! The mods were exceptional, the film looks very different and fresh to other tmo adventure, surreal movies!! I thought that the plot was very well told, it was beatifully written, the subtitles were excellent, the music was outstanding and the editing was smooth and top notch!!!
I throughly enjoyed this!! Excellent work!! Very well done and made!!!!

Posted on January 13, 2007
- rileyman

This is a brilliant and original fairy tale that both looks and sounds great. You're a filmmaker who obviously needs no help from me, as I don't think I'm capable of creating something so innovative.

Overall enjoyment: 35/35. Simply enchanting.

Editing: 26/30. There are a few moments here where it became apparent you were working on a schedule. As an example, after the knight drinks from the potion (or fountain?), it looks like he falls right through one of the props.

Production Value: 13/15. This comes close to fulfilling my toughest rating category. The film itself has fantastic production quality. Overlays, backdrops, and set dressing (props) are all used to the film's advantage. I'm also impressed that you consistently maintained the full widescreen presentation. The only place I felt a little extra attention could be given is with the opening (the title overlay).

Characters: 10/10. Fairy tale characters for a fairy tale story.

Dialog: 9/10. Great fairy tale dialog. You'll find out where the extra point could have come in my suggestions portion below.

Total: 93/100.

5 stars!

My suggestions: Alright, so can I really give suggestions to someone who is a better filmmaker than I? Well, you did post in my review thread, so why not? ;)
I'm fully appreciative that you had to translate this from French to English, and that translations are always a difficult process. This is really quite nit-picky of me, but it's the only real suggestion I can give... You might have considered putting the translation through an extra layer. Rik_vargard did well to give the English-speaking audience enough to know what's being said. But it would have added just a little extra to follow that by collaborating with someone who *only* speaks English. For example: "Do not mislay yourself Mathylde!" gets the point across, but "mislay" is not a word typically used when referring to a person.

Oh, and about the music... you know...

Reviewed via "Riley's Reviewing Thread"

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Famey

Hey hey... That's a very good fairy tale ;) I loved every moment of it.

Posted on January 12, 2007
- gunsnroses562

Un environement unique et une ambiance dans la meme lignée.
C'est un film très prenant, les décors sont excellent, la réalisation est très réussie aussi.
Pour un film fait à l'arrache, c'est très bien^^

Posted on January 12, 2007
- AnubisStudios

Great film indeed! Very well written and that just may be the next fairy tale known!

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Alshten

Hello j'ai enfin vu ton film. C'est un vrai petit bijou ! Un conte qui nous emporte littéralement dans ce monde assez inquiétant. Tous les personnages font peur, l'ambiance est à la fois légère et effrayante, personnellement je me suis laissé emporter et d'ailleurs j'ai pas vraiment compris tous les détails (mais ça doit etre du à ma petite tête). Par exemple cette histoire de portes, au final ou était le piège et où était le remède ? Hum hum bon y a de quoi me faire cogiter durant de longues journées....
Sinon un vrai boulot sur les décors mais on est habitués ^^ puisqu'au final c'est à ça qu'on reconnait les grands réalisateurs. Personnellement j'adore le décor refait de la cabane de foret en rouge et noir, je trouve que ça donne toute l'ambiance à cette scène.
Les musiques sont superbes, d'ailleurs, c'est en grande partie ce qui fait le charme du film.
Enfin bravo, mais je trouve que les dialogues imposés ne vont pas vraiment, la jeune fille qui balance "Bon t'accouche !?" ça choque (surtout que je ne savais même pas ce qui était imposé au début moi ^^).

Enfin bref, bravo et merci pour ce ptit instant de féérie même si j'ai pas tout compris (mais c'est pas la première fois...)

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Dulci

What phenomenal use of music and sound effects. This was truly captivating. Great concept and well-executed.

Dulcilicious!

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Zeaway

Super !

Posted on January 12, 2007
- JuJu220586

Excellent !!!! Une belle version d'Alice, des décors somptueux, un travail exemplaire. J'ai bien aimé le 16/9ème ! Bravo

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Lukavey

Good Movie !!!

Posted on January 12, 2007
- azza93

Absoloutly Amazing!!!
I've noticed that NUKESTER says you are the Tim Burton of TMO. True, but I think you are the John Carpenter of TMO! He made HALLOWEEN!!!
Plz watch and rate The Man Behind The White Beard. If you rate it 5 stars, I will award you with 1000VCs!!!

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Mildheadwound

C12H17N2O4P, A psilocybic adventure in the mind's eye, as young Mathylde gives into the temptation of the flesh of christ, only to be thrust into a world of deceptions, hallucinations and options without end. Vibrant yet subdued, intoxicating yet sober, enchanting yet nightmarish ~ this beautiful lapse from reality wows the senses with light, sound and motion, quite unlike any other . . . Babar(23!?), wows us again with a toxicologic reaction to cinema both surreal and poigniant. ~ Kudos!!!

Posted on January 11, 2007
- Rik_Vargard

Ben ça mérite bien 10 étoiles, après tout ,non? ;)

Posted on January 11, 2007
- rysto

Wonderful story. Reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Great sets & editing!

Posted on January 11, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie..
Great! Great! Great!

Film on!!!

Posted on January 11, 2007
- verguit

Trip is the word used when your on something, so where you when you made the film. Anyway superb work. Very Alice in wonderland cross with a lot of freaky nursery rhymes.

Posted on January 11, 2007
- jackalbane

Your imagination has no bounds, Babar. For a film made within 9 hours, this is a tremendous achievement and a surprising yet strange venture into a Wonderland-ish world. Very well done!

Posted on January 11, 2007
- samyhouse

Bon j'avais déja voté pour l'autre, mais je revote quand meme pour cette version Anglaise. En esperant que cela te porte en haut des charts :)

Posted on January 11, 2007
- Lizardthing

Incredible. Absolutely Incredible. You keep us interested for 9 minutes. That's quite an achievement. I loved the unique story, your special effects were wonderful. The only single flaw in this is that it shifts from night to day a couple of times at the start of the movie. But other than that, this has beautiful storytelling in it. The music reminds me of Pete's remake of King Kong.

Posted on January 10, 2007
- Mustachio26

I don't know why, but this has to be one of my favorite films on the website. A zany and dark joourney throught he mysteries of the forest. A must agree that this is very Tim Burton-esque, which makes it only better. The freecam and set design were brilliant, no genius! That was incredible! The only thing I can think of that may be not so good, is I thought I heard Edward Scissorhands music, but I can't be sure.

Posted on January 10, 2007
- KOWARU

Sixkiller, si c'etait toi la star ca se saurait!!!

bon voila, j'avais pas envie de faire un copier coller, alors j'ai fait une replique à la Babar^^

Longue vie a tes champignons^^

Riggs

Posted on January 10, 2007
- gilga

a very amazing trip (je teste mon anglais là)... that your talent, babar manages to make understandable and surprising... a great "maitrise, as they say in France. The differents fairytale references make it even more enjoyable... a kind of surprising but know territory.... gratz!
(test raté)

Posted on January 10, 2007
- melicendre

Pour quelque chose de fait à la va vite et bien c'est une totale réussite ce conte!! L'ensemble est très cohérent et les décors et l'ambiance sont très bien. Bravo!

Posted on January 10, 2007
- spartan05

C'est déjà impresionnant à la base, mais quand on sait que ce film a été réalisé en une seule journée, on se dit " Me***, moi il me faut 6 mois pour sortir un film aussi travaillé!". Tu l'as donc compris Babar, je suis vraiment impressionné tout d'abord par la qualité technique du film, mais également par son histoire. Tu un des rares réalisateurs sur TMO a pouvoir réellement transporter le spectateur dans un monde irréel, merveilleux, à la fois si féérique et si noir. On retrouve d'ailleurs pas mal d'emprunts à "Alice au pays des merveilles" (ce qui n'est pas du tout un mal hein!) qui combine aussi avec brio ces deux atmosphères opposées, mais ton scénario s'en détache progressivement et réussit à tenir le spectateur en haleine du début jusqu' à la fin (qui fait très film d'horreur ^^).
Je n'ai pas encore vu les autres films du championnat, mais il est clair que celui-ci fera parti des grands favoris. Bravo Babar!

Posted on January 10, 2007
- Ecrite

Great spectacle. Supreme shot, combine whit great scene, style and story. Really enjoy the film.

Posted on January 10, 2007
- mallymal

great movie......havent seen a good fairy tale in ages....BRAVO

Posted on January 10, 2007
- VandrendeOrn

Wonderfull fairyrale!!! My eyes were glued to the screen the whole time.
it looked beautifull

Posted on January 10, 2007
- NUKESTER

I knew it! I knew it!!!

You ARE the Tim Burton of TMO!

Enchanting,Captivating,Fresh,Funky and Definetly Eye Catching!

This film had me glued from start to finish and I was actually suprised at the end , time flew by so fast and thats a testament to your story telling. Your use of scenery and props were executed well! your creativity was excellent. Nice choice of music again which highlights my thoughts and impression of you as the Tim Burton of TMO!

Well Done on a fascinating film that I will recommend to others, it is so different from most things i've seen here and still shows that subtitled films are worth watching in this day and age of VO's

Good luck with any future projects and I look forward to the next Tim Burton of TMO film !!!


Nuke Well In All The Dark Energy In The Universe!!!!

Posted on January 10, 2007
- parsons

Wow! i had been loking forward to this! it was genius! A fairytale with a very good story line! wicked mods! and the wide screen just added a very proffesional look to your film!
This is definatly worth a watch
infact im going to watch it again because i think that one watch doesnt do it enough justice!

Posted on January 10, 2007
- jpwood

Alice In Wonderland, Springs to mind straight away! You've captured A fairytale
Look With some awesome mods and(Wide-screen)overlays As for the story it is
faultless, Music Compliments This movie, Some great Character creation
If any Reviewers are reading this before watching it, Then watch it!!!
you'll enjoy it
Later Fellow Movie Making Dude/Dudette

Posted on January 10, 2007
- Eagle_93

Excellent movie! Made really good... Very well, one of best movies...
Please rate my last movie, thank you.

Posted on January 10, 2007
- Jakup

GOOD MOVIE!!
KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP

Please check out my new Movie Winetou 2.

Posted on January 10, 2007
- swordfish66601

Really good storyline and it went well with the music; I also liked the ending well done.

Please Check Out My New Movie "Arockalypse"

Posted on January 10, 2007
- siclops

That was amazing!
Pure piece of art!

Posted on January 10, 2007