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Column | Mar 14, 2014 | 8:09 AMThe new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across those grasses, it picks up a rusting cargo ship, stranded and incongruous; then a tall, vast metal fence; and finally, inside that fence, as the camera pushes forward, an ominous, decaying Chicago. You've seen versions of this shot in many movies in the past few decades, the skyline as seen from Lake Michigan, the camera racing over Navy Pier …
Story | Dec 7, 2010 | 4:34 PM
If you appreciate the beauty and power of classic 2-D hand-drawn animation, get yourself to this screening of âThe Illusionist,â the latest feature film from Sylvain Chomet, director of the critically acclaimed âThe Triplets of Belleville.
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