Thursday, 7 May 2015

Adaptation Film Programme: When the Wind Blows (1986)

Figure 1: Movie Poster [Still Image]
When the Wind Blows (1986) is animated film directed by Jimmy T. Murakami based on a graphic novel written by Raymond Briggs of the same title. The film was nominated for Best film in International Fantasy Film Award. Apart from this animated short, Murakami was also known for his other brilliant short, The Snowman (1982). 

When the Wind Blows (1986) revolves an elderly couple who were living in a countryside when they were hit by the nuclear bomb from the Soviets. Prior to the attack, they were handed a pamphlet by the government to prepare themselves of which they followed very much closely. However, they were deceived because despite following the instructions, they were left with nothing.

It is an animated short that uses a combination of both 2D drawings with a 3D set.  The film effort to make it visually interesting was a commendable effort but in terms of the narrative and the genre the film was categorised which was comedy is something I disagree. Yes, there were bits of humour in it but as a whole, it was depressing. I do not recommend this film unless you are in for some emotional film to watch.

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When the Wind Blows (1986) [Poster] at (Accessed on 5 May 2015)

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