Independent Film Issue

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

And so, dear reader, the First issue is now over, we have given you all of our content on the issue, Independent Film.

But, onwards and upwards, The Rabbit Film Section prides itself on finding new and interesting content, it is written by students, for students and is a bastion of all things Film.

The next issue is something which we have been working on for quite some time and includes an exclusive interview – with an actor who is well known in theatre, radio, television and of course, film.

Keep an eye out for the Second Issue, whose theme will be revealed forthwith.

Sita Sings The Blues Review

Words by Benjamin Pinsent

‘Sita Sings the Blues’ is an anomaly in film animation; not only is it the final proof that anyone can make a movie with a few simple free programs but that this can be done well. ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ shouldn’t really be considered as just one film, it is divided into four parts, three of which tell the story of the Ramayana, and the forth telling a modern parallel of the events that led the creator, Nina Paley, to make this unique and engaging film.

Each of the four parts of the film have a distinct style, so that while the same part of the Ramayana is told three times, the visual freshness seems to detract from the lack of additional story. The styles jump from 18th century style paintings, Vector flash animation, “squigglevision”. To Shadow Puppets (which are arguably the best part of the film).The music is as diverse as the visual style, traditional Indian music intertwines with songs by 1920s blues songstress Annette Hanshaw.

‘Sita Sings the Blues’ is like nothing else you will see, and I haven’t mentioned the best thing, it is free to watch online. You really have no excuse not to see this charming movie.