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Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08
Before I post the main point I'm going to address some issues I know will come up if I don't clarify things now. While Persepolis is both a graphic novel and an animated movie it is not anime or manga therefore this thread is in the general section. I checked the search engine and the only other thread like this also happens to be mine and is about whether it was cheated out of an Oscar, not a general discussion on the plot or art. Therefore this thread is NOT a duplicate. If mods disagree then they can edit/lock to their hearts content, but for everyone else, please just talk about the books or movie themselves.


movie trailer (it's a french movie as that's where Marjane Satrapi now lives, the books were french too): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PXHeKuBzPY

Persepolis is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi's life in two books. It also had it's own movie released awhile back. It tells of Marjane's childhood growing up during political turmoil. As a child she watches the fall of the Shah and the seizure of power by islamic fundementalists, it also shows her move to Austria to escape goverment oppression and her adjustment to the totally different lifestyle. All in all it's a great movie and even better book series. It's strictly in black and white and manages to find humor among the seriousness of many of the situations.

I really enjoyed both the books and movie. I watched the movie first and then read the books. There are many parts in the books not in the movie and a few bits in the movie that didn't make it in the books (Marjane Satrapi oversaw the movie production so I assume that those bits did happen but she didn't have enough time to tell them)

So what do you think about the books or the movie? Do you want to see it?
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I read the book. I really liked it. I'm planning to watch the movie as part of my winter vacation. ^^
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Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.
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flourlove wrote:

Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.


lol every word on the page was "ah ah ah ah ah"
Posted 12/17/08

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flourlove wrote:

Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.


lol every word on the page was "ah ah ah ah ah"


Lmao yea, yea..n then when the nuns try to yell at her cuz shes hittin out the pot. >_> i really wish i could meet her, she sounds great.

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flourlove wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:

Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.


lol every word on the page was "ah ah ah ah ah"


Lmao yea, yea..n then when the nuns try to yell at her cuz shes hittin out the pot. >_> i really wish i could meet her, she sounds great.


Agreed, that story has so much going for it. "Jikal Mackson" lol. I can't believe it lost the best animated feature Oscar to Ratatouille, stupid talking mice.
Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08

artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:

Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.


lol every word on the page was "ah ah ah ah ah"


Lmao yea, yea..n then when the nuns try to yell at her cuz shes hittin out the pot. >_> i really wish i could meet her, she sounds great.


Agreed, that story has so much going for it. "Jikal Mackson" lol. I can't believe it lost the best animated feature Oscar to Ratatouille, stupid talking mice.


-_- Howd that happen?? Ratatouille is some kids movie and all it did was make me hungry n almost ruin my diet.
Posted 12/17/08
ehhh never heard of it -.- sorry
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Posted 12/17/08

flourlove wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:

Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.


lol every word on the page was "ah ah ah ah ah"


Lmao yea, yea..n then when the nuns try to yell at her cuz shes hittin out the pot. >_> i really wish i could meet her, she sounds great.


Agreed, that story has so much going for it. "Jikal Mackson" lol. I can't believe it lost the best animated feature Oscar to Ratatouille, stupid talking mice.


-_- Howd that happen?? Ratatouille is some kids movie and all it did was make me hungry n almost ruin my diet.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-366372/Was-Persepolis-cheated-out-of-an-Oscar.html



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ehhh never heard of it -.- sorry


then watch it
Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08

artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:


artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:

Ha i still crack up when she was at the party in the second volume, n she was just standing at the door listenin to them do it.


lol every word on the page was "ah ah ah ah ah"


Lmao yea, yea..n then when the nuns try to yell at her cuz shes hittin out the pot. >_> i really wish i could meet her, she sounds great.


Agreed, that story has so much going for it. "Jikal Mackson" lol. I can't believe it lost the best animated feature Oscar to Ratatouille, stupid talking mice.


-_- Howd that happen?? Ratatouille is some kids movie and all it did was make me hungry n almost ruin my diet.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-366372/Was-Persepolis-cheated-out-of-an-Oscar.html



choclate28 wrote:

ehhh never heard of it -.- sorry


then watch it


Ohh..it was under animated movie. That's probably why. If it was under "best bio" or "best psychological bleeblahblah" then maybe the results wouldve been different.

tho..im not sure those categories exist. theres probably something close.



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My roommate's favorite movie... We have posters of it all over the living room... I still haven't seen it.
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Ohh..it was under animated movie. That's probably why. If it was under "best bio" or "best psychological bleeblahblah" then maybe the results wouldve been different.

tho..im not sure those categories exist. theres probably something close.





I heard it was also nominated for best foreign film and lost that one too (but I'm not sure about that)
Posted 12/17/08

artgeek707 wrote:


flourlove wrote:


Ohh..it was under animated movie. That's probably why. If it was under "best bio" or "best psychological bleeblahblah" then maybe the results wouldve been different.

tho..im not sure those categories exist. theres probably something close.





I heard it was also nominated for best foreign film and lost that one too (but I'm not sure about that)


lol thats weird..i think best foreign film coulda been perfect. then again, i dont know which film mightve won.

Posted 12/17/08
i wonder if i can torrent this
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looks interesting
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