|Fig 1. Film Poster|
Waltz with Bashir tells several different experiences from the Lebanon War, in a very documentary, auto bibliographical way, with the style similar to that of a comic book or graphic novel style, with thick black lines, and simple but detailed illustrative-like designs of characters which fit the more shocking and serious themes and genre of the film. This style is used by the director Folman to recreate his memories and dreams from the war, and what is interesting is that the director had not done animation prior to making this film, as he was a documentarian, which explains why this animation film is like a documentary, and this format allows for the serious subjects to be taken seriously, compared to other animated films which are for entertainment for children and should not be taken lightly as 'just' an animated film.
|Fig 2. Film still|
The ending to the film is the most shocking part of the film, which reiterates the point that this animation was in fact from real life experiences. It shows real life footage of the wreckage of a city, with women crying and screaming in turmoil as the walk around the crumbled buildings, with bodies lying crumpled and lifeless under the rubble, and falls upon several bodies, showing their faces of men and women, and falls upon a child laying face up in the sand and brick.
|Fig 3. The reality of war|
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