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Popo Meets Palme: Background Alone 2
Source: Movie
Layers: 1
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Cel Number: BOOK 1
Oversize, 26W x 18H

Book Cel
Original Matching Background

Added 11/29/2006
Updated 3/22/2017
Here I’ve removed the BOOK 2 layer (notice that the shadows stay put even if the jugs that cast them are gone!) to give a closer look at the watercolor painting itself. Look at the detail on the wicker baskets, done with a skill worthy of a Miyazaki classic film. Then click the thumbnail for a look at the bottom layer alone, showing the rather bleak desert landscape.

You may be skeptical about the achievement of Nakamura’s film: I like many find it a mixture of chillingly effective dramatic scenes embedded in an muddy Akira-influenced apocalyptic script. But art like this will make you a believer: one doesn’t find total visual impact and finely-crafted detail like this outside of a true labor of love.


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