Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Red Balloon



When I was little I was obsessed by The Red Balloon. My granny had the book at her house and I coveted it, even though it made me sad (those horrid bullies). But some of the imagery really stayed with me like the roundness of the balloon (I have still never seen a balloon this round), the short white rope-like string and the straight line of balloons floating across the sky. It's funny which details your brain chooses to remember.



So anyway, I have found some use for my Susy Jack dotty dots.






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13 comments:

  1. Wow. I can't remember having seen this film before, but it's fascinating. Your adaptation looks great!

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  2. One of my very favorite books! gives me always tears…

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  3. oh my favourite. love it lady, will have to be on my list!
    xx

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  4. aaah! how did you know this is one of my favorite movies?? In college, I used to sneak into the children's library to catch viewings...

    Thank you so much for letting me know the dots are in good use! The work looks just wonderful. I never would have thought of that interpretation...! I am so incredibly happy to see this.

    susy

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  5. oh I love the film and book, I photocopied every page when I was at school and stuck it in a scrap book, which I still have, maybe I should treat myself to the proper book, but more importantly maybe I should treat myself to one of your prints, please tell me you are going to list them.
    Mandy x

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  6. I've seen the film "The red balloon", it's so fantastic and impressive! The balloon collages are beautiful.

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  7. It's funny the moments one remembers clearly, isn't it? So many little everyday scenes fall by the wayside but some, a lucky few, are always remembered.
    cheers, g

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  8. Thanks for all your lovely comments everyone, this book is obviously special to a lot of people.
    Mandy - I think this is going to be a little wooden book but I'll probably make some little 3d concertina postcards too...or maybe I will make prints, who knows!

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  9. hey, this is amazing. we had the book at home also and i have the same memories on it. if i say the same, i mean REALLY the same.

    i didn't know it's a movie.

    amazing...

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  10. I am so glad you posted this! I have such rich memories watching this as a child...in fact I think this is the first movie I can remember being really emotionally attached too. But I Haven't seen it since I was 5! Thank you so much! Love love love your art work! thank you!

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  11. hey they are lovely. i loved the red balloon too....

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  12. You could try getting a balloon from here:

    http://jordanferney.blogspot.com/2007/11/giant-round-balloon.html

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  13. silly me, i was so excitedd when i read this that i hopped off to search you tube without realising that further down the post you had the link, silly me, and i even added it in a different comment AND went a blogged it also,oops, i got too excited! thanks again for a wonderful trip down memory lane.

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