By admin | June 17, 2012
Jazz is the music of life. It has a poppy, bouncy, happy side to it that simply can’t be erased. There is something about good jazz that implies good animation. Benoit Charest, the Quebecois musician who created the score, found his jazz music interwoven with the film at every step. His music was used as one of the primary inspirations for the animation style of the film. Sylvain Chomet, the director of the film, said that, “when we heard this music, it was so inspiring for the animators. There’s a lot of Ben’s own madness in the triplets.”
Audiences obviously agreed, because Charest’s song “Belleville Rendez-vous” gathered an Academy Award nomination, a nomination for a Grammy, the 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music, and a CÃ©sar Award for Best Music Written for a Film. These accolades represent the deep respect audiences have for his music, and for jazz itself. By giving the film its unique, swinging tempo, the principles of jazz are sunk deep into the foundations of the Triplets’ success. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are alive in the musical world of this film, because the discoveries they made and the traditions they founded are in good hands with the Triplets of Belleville.
Topics: Uncategorized | Comments Off
Comments are closed.