If you're not familiar with the work of Jean Painlevé, well - you're missing out! He stole my heart officially after reading Science is Fiction ... (his wife helped build a lot of the camera equipment .. what a team!!!) which prompted me to purchase the British Film Institute's release of his films, but converting ones computer back and forth to watch international dvd's is only a three time thing. So, thank heavens the folks at Criterion put out a two disc release recently!! I bought it for myself and I keep it in my computer at all times, you know - just in case.
Now, go! Run! Get yourself a copy!!! I promise it's worth every single penny!!!
PS They used to make seahorse jewelry which was sold in Parisian department stores back in the 30s ... can I just say finding a piece would be the find of all finds?!?!
PPS This may seem somewhat random of a post, but - I was wrapping some packages and listening to the Yo La Tengo score they did for some of his films - and then I realized I better share !!! Appropriately enough - "The Sea Horse" song is my favorite!