WALLACE & GROMIT CHAT » EVER SEEN THIS?
In my 12 years of Catholic school I have seen a "Lot" (Biblical Pun there!) of Jesus movies..... from "King of Kings" to "Jesus Christ Superstar."
But! I stumbled upon this on YouTube a few days ago, I have never seen anything like this. The movie is called "The Miracle Maker", and this is really one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. it was made in 2000, i think. If you haven't seen it, The whole thing is on YouTube, and I definitely suggest you watch it, or at least some of it.
Except for the hand-drawn flashbacks, it is ALL stop motion, FRAME BY FRAME, not only that, it is incredibly detailed, and very smooth and lifelike.
I can't even imagine how the animators kept track of every move. And the flashbacks are really well done too! it is actual hand drawn animation which you don't see any more. Not only that, there is almost no liberties taken, everything is almost word for word from the gospels, something not often done in movies.
I rented the DVD, and watched the behind the scenes, The stop motion was animated in Moscow, and even more amazing still, is that it was not done digitally!
The sets and characters were relatively small, the puppets looked about 8 inches tall, so they werent very big for as detailed as they are.
and you should also recognize the voice of Jesus....... none other than Ralph Fiennes, the voice of Victor Quartermaine in CotWR
Not only is it "the greatest story ever told" (biblical film pun) I think it is one of the best animated films I have ever seen, and very under-rated, considering i had never heard of it. This is definitely one of my new favorite movies.
Here is the link.
OMG YES!! I used to have it on VHS, it was amazing. I bought the DVD a couple of months ago but I don't know where it's gone
omg i think i remember watching this when i was in year 3 in an re lesson,i had forgotten all about it, as that was 10 years ago lol,i will have to take a look at the youtube link
yes i've seen it on TBN awesome detail
I agree with you iantimothy -- this is a remarkable film that everyone should experience in their lifetime.
I've never seen it on TV, which is too bad, definitely seems overlooked. I guess it is just too politically incorrect.
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WOW are the people in that movie made with clay
no, i think, it is a silicon kind of thing, and the faces are plastic with replaceable mouths (the behind the scenes was good!)
Do you know who the actors are?
The guy who plays Jesus is the same guy who plays Victor Quartermain in "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and he plays Voldemort in Harry Potter 4-7.
Voldermort to Jesus, a bit of a contrast :P
not sure if you can have two more different people really!
oh my god i saw this at school! i go to a catholic school too and i watched this like three years ago!!!! my school has the word convent in it so people always ask if we are like nuns!!!
i watched this just now it is amazing!
yeah i've heard of it before but never saw it it sounds good the youtube link doesn't work though i hope some day to make some sorta of stop motion biblical movie...
this should be on general chat
no this is about animation
it's not about wallace and gromit
it's just a random animated film not even aardman
Mmhmm it has every right to be here
Plus it was made before the 'General Chat' section was created!
ok fair enough
It has a wallace and gromit connection with Ralph Fiennes
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