The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)
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'The Mysterious Stranger' is just incredible.
It's on Netflix. This was...really bizarre. The claymation was excellent, but the film itself was inconsistent. It had some very, very good parts and some not-so-good parts that went on for far too long. Also, it alternated between being seriously dark and surreal, and kid-friendly...not sure who the target audience was. Do not recommend for smaller children.
I liked this film quite a bit. First off, the claymation, whilst ahead of its time, pales in comparison to some of the more impressive fare that we sport today. However, some of the visuals they crafted were very unique and memorable. It was a very imaginative film, and I enjoyed the questions it posed regarding the universe, and its nature. Some, er, segments were better than others. And, even if they were all great, they'd still be disparate segments. Like episodes of a TV show. The film has almost no plot, which is not helped by how much it makes us question the way it works. So, apparently, in the world of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Mark Twain is a famous author, who can travel to other dimensions(?), and god is real(?),and Satan, and various metaphysical things. Its wonderment and sheer scale really intoxicated me. And, to an extent, the stories are tied together by what they say and represent. Though some are just dull, and I got very sick of the Adam and Eve one. Still, it's a surprisingly artistic and open-minded film, that I'd recommend, though not too enthusiastically.
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This movie ranks #18 in 100 Animated Feature Films (BFI Screen Guides)
This movie ranks #98 in Top 100 Animated Features of All Time