I haven’t written on the blog for a really long time but finding this treasure forced me to write again. I am a sucker for cheesy videos and if they are couples with great animation and even better music, my day is made! This channel has several such videos and I just cannot wait to go back home and binge watch all of them.
For the time being, watch this and relive the charm of UP (sort of).
There is something about older couples that just makes you go ‘Aww’. It’s beautiful how the little elements keep popping up and all of those tiny things merge in the end to form a beautiful story. All the while it left me wondering about what’s going to happen and the end was the best it could possibly be. ❤
To find love in objects of affection is one thing, but to make love grow through them is completely another.
Before going any further I would like to suggest that you go watch the documentary “Cutie and the Boxer” because otherwise, maybe, nothing that follows will make sense. Believe me, even if you’re not a fan of documentaries, you will love this one.
Brief synopsis: A candid portrait of a 40-year marriage between Japanese “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Even if you’re not particularly fond of contemporary art, this doc shines a light on the anger, sacrifice and confrontation involved in an aging relationship. And you can’t help but fall in love with Noriko. (Credits: Huffington Post)
The title credits are displayed on the blank canvas that he is painting, while he is painting it. Amazing.
The cute little duck slippers that she gives to him as a birthday present and the candle shaped 3 even when it’s his 80th birthday. Little things like these make it special.
The fights they have and the misconceptions he holds, maybe. 😛 “The average has to be the assistant of the genius.”
Animated rendering of Cutie’s comics. Yay!
“You always say that your first work is the best.”
The tagline for his art show. Wham! Pow! Vroom! Such a kid at heart. ❤
Cutie on encountering Bullie’s bed when he takes her home for the first time: “What a dirty bed. . ., there is no sheet. . ., but art and love are more important.”
Virginia Woolf said “Female Artists need a little money and a room of their own to succeed.” My dear Noriko. ❤
Noriko tenderly placing cherry blossoms on Ushio’s forehead.
Norika while ordering supplies for making a bigger version of her artwork: “I need big brush because I am making big Cutieees.”
How she tells him outright, because they have that comfort level after 40 years of marriage: “I feel so free when you’re not around.”
Ushio, a few years back to a friend: “You’re so negative. You’ve got to be positive. Life is wonderful. When it’s blown to pieces, that’s when it becomes art. Art is messy and dirty when it pours out of you” Way to go Ushio. So aptly put, tragedy gives birth to inspiration and inspiration to art. And who gets to decide what is art. Whatever you think it is, it is that.
It comes out so clearly in their art, their personalities. Ushio is spontaneous and crazy, while Noriko pays attention to details and focuses on her work.
In the end its a combination of both their titles that makes it to the catalogue: “Love is a roarrrr.”
U: “Cutie hate Bullie?” N: “No Cutie loves Bullie so much.”
“Maybe being opposite helped us to accomplish something in the end.”