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Fantastic Mr. Fox

I am really looking forward to seeing the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox, both because I’m a fan of director Wes Anderson and a fan of stop-motion animation.  The movie is based on the book of the same title by Roald Dahl, author of such children’s classics as The Witches and Matilda.  I imagine that Wes Anderson’s penchant for quirky characters and minutely-detailed  sets will pair well with Roald Dahl’s odd sense of humor.  My only question is: should I read the book or see the movie first?

 

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Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

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I am really looking forward to seeing the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox, both because I’m a fan of director Wes Anderson and a fan of stop-motion animation.  The movie is based on the book of the same title by Roald Dahl, author of such children’s classics as The Witches and Matilda.  I imagine that Wes Anderson’s penchant for quirky characters and minutely-detailed  sets will pair well with Roald Dahl’s odd sense of humor.  My only question is: should I read the book or see the movie first?

 

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Fantastic Mr. Fox
0375822070

Posted by Caitlin Hoag at 11/27/2009 11:09:34 AM | 


you should read the book as you watch the movie.
Posted by: ( Email ) at 11/27/2009 2:03 PM


Too late! I watched the movie first.
Posted by: CaitlinH ( Email ) at 11/30/2009 12:37 PM


Loved the film but never cared about the book. I think that in general it`s better to read first the original material because once you watch the film, it gets stuck in your memory the actors` faces and you will think of them when reading the book or novel!
Posted by: david ramirez ( Email ) at 2/10/2014 2:38 PM


I also love Wes Anderson´s work. This film however, was not very accomplished in narrative terms, it was not very cohesive, but the looks were fantastic (texture, animation, color palette).
Posted by: aacopiadoras ( Email ) at 4/8/2014 6:32 PM


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