Why you should sit through the final credits.
Ridley Scott’s new take on Robin Hood got me off the couch and into the movie theatre last night. It kept me entertained and at times mesmerised by the number of flying arrows, the amount of pitch poured down castle walls and the rocking boat scenes on an English Channel that looked like a hurricane was blowing through.
All well and good. It did what it promised to do, and pretty well.
It was when the film was over that I really sat up and took notice. The final credits are shown over the background of an absolutely steaming animation sequence by Gianluigi Toccafondo. As The Arts Desk blog put it, the “luminescent five-minute Rotoscope animated version of the myth is an impressionistic, utterly original blender-mix of Chagall, Bacon and Munch.” I completely agree.
I love, love, love Toccafondo’s work. Have a look at it here and see if you agree.