Thursday, December 02, 2004

Creature Comforts

ABC TV (Australia) is screening three episodes of Creature Comforts tonight. Made by Nick Park and Aardman, it's a sibling to the Wallace & Gromit films. One of these, A Close Shave, has the most brilliant piece of characterisation in the whole history of cinema.** One tiny bit of dialogue gives us the whole world of Wallace:


Wallace, Wendolene, Preston, and a whole lot of sheep are facing the instrument of their imminent deaths: an invention stolen from Wallace and modified for eeevil, "Preston's Knit-O-Matic".


It's a sheep-mincing thing! (pausing) Now that's clever!

Australians, do yourselves a favour, et cetera - 8:30pm.

**Just a little joke for anyone who writes about films for a living.