Monday, December 3, 2012

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhan‚ Wallis delivers an "Oscarr-worthy performance" (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts.
A six-year-old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long-lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film from director Benh Zeitlin that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down, nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to locate the mother she's never known.

Click this link: Come See the Wild , to see a digital flipbook with stills, amazing photographs, sound bites/quotes from Hushpuppy, the movie's star, as well as other important information about the movie.
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The DVD and Blu-Ray includes a number of features that we hope will give you an inside look into the film.  These include:
DVD Special Features
  • The Making of Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Theatrical Trailer
Additional Blu-Ray Special Features
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Benh Zeitlin
  • Audition video featuring Quvenzhan√© Wallis & Dwight Henry
  • Glory at Sea, Benh Zeitlin’s award winning short film
  • “The Aurochs” and “The Music” featurettes
Again, you can pre-order the DVD or Blu-Ray via Amazon, here or here.
Hushpuppy is a six-year-old girl who lives with her father on the wrong side of a levee in a fictitious Southeast Louisiana town called The Bathtub. The film follows her point of view, and the world of her active imagination and the real world around her often intertwine on screen. The film is your standard coming of age story, but it is this unique perspective of Hushpuppy and her understanding of the world around her that is the foundation of the film and its magic.

The film focuses on life in "The Bathtub" , a poor section of Louisiana. Surviving there is precarious and everything can be swept away if water overflows the levee system.Hushpuppy has a world view which helps create order amidst chaos but it is about to be severely tested.

The Bathtub community, so vividly seen through Hushpuppy's eyes, is one layer of this film- the words and soundtrack add depth and resonance which result in a film poetic enough to take your breath away. And the images...from Hushpuppy's expressive face to a homemade boat floating on water...they are also hypnotic.

This films soundtrack really has fans talking! The director worked closely with his friend and composer Dan Romer in creating the score for the film. The result is one of the best scores in modern cinema. Just like the film, the music is a beautiful blend of contradictions. It's uplifting yet tinged with sadness, vast yet intimate, wise and noble yet naive and playful.

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Click this link: Come See the Wild , to see a digital flipbook with stills, amazing photographs, sound bites/quotes from Hushpuppy, the movies star, as well as other important information about the movie.

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