July 24, 2012

"Book Revue"

"Book Revue" (short), 1946. Characters come out of books and magazines and sing.

Directed by Robert Clampett. Written by Warren Foster. Starring Mel Blanc.

Concept: 0/4 (Terrible)
Story: 0/4 (Terrible)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). There's very little apart from pop culture references, most of which are lost to time. However, the few bits that aren't pop culture references (and some bits that are but are so obscure that I didn't know they were) are wonderful. Relentlessly, aggressively zany.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.0/4 (Indifferent)

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