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Apr 6, 2001 | 5:13 AM EDT

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This is a noir movie so don't wonder why it's in black and white. Credit goes to www.flashguru.co.uk who made the preloader

Anyone who is interested the piano loop by Muse is from one of their songs called 'Sunburn'.

***Update*** It's been unbelievably 5 years since I submitted this and I never did get round to doing another animation. Thanks to anyone who still lurks about to find my work and taking the time to rate and review it (even if they are bad). As you can tell by the delay I don't really use flash anymore as I just lost interest as I got older. Peace to everyone and keep submitting noir stuff okay?

Reviews


SplashKhatSplashKhat

Rated 3 / 5 stars

2 quick things.

when the car went by and the shadow of the pole/man tweened. you could clean that up by...
[modify>transform>edit center] on the graphic of the shadow. and place the 'center' on the right side of the graphic somewhere between the man and the pole.

second i just expected a little more plot about 'the money'. looks to me like you got bored with how it was turning out, and perhaps quit? this good be a good peice with a little more work.


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thebluehippo responds:

thanks, I'm glad I'm starting to get reviews telling me how I can improve my animations, thanks


RemiMathieuRemiMathieu

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good start

*My 5 points*
-I liked the "noir" style. You gave this movie a way simple plot, while being good tough. The beginning puts us in everyones life, waiting for a damn bus not coming, then saying fuck it I'll just walk...
-I didn't like the encounter, the way it happened. It's good, verry VERRY GOOD that you didn't made us see the guy swing in slow motion then hits the guy while laughin like a moron seeing the other guys face piss blood like after drinking 24 beers. We see way too crap like that and you didn't got swallowed by that directing style that almost every movie maker at NG fells in.
-I didn't got into the looping song though. As I said in earlier reviews, it's now possible to get sounds/songs from all possible kinds of media. So I'm sure you could've put a song that sounds the same, but wich isn't looping all the time. I mean, the song was a good choice, but It gets on my nerve because I get to know when it'll loop, it gets repetitive and boring. Don't take this point bad, just take it as a friendly advice.
-The preloader was a damn beauty. Even if it maybe missed a little color, oh yeah it's in black and white.........well maybe you could've insert some wicked shapes instead of the square, or give a noir style too. I believe the preloader looks too "80 compputers". Understand me good her: it's the best preloader i've seen yet for technicality, but boring for the eye.
-I wonder if I'm the only one, but I had to see your explanation to the review that guy got hit by the truck then our 'hero' took it back.... I think there's something missing to explain that. Also, you should continue this so we see what he does with the $$$$ and who it was meant to go to.
In my title I meant good start, as a good story beginning, not a good start at flash animation, cause I don't think it's your first one ever, seeing the good piece of art it is. Well if it's you first movie, GODDAMN! you got me jealous :)

Thx

{RM}


thebluehippo responds:

thanks, this is my first flash animation that I have actually completed properly


jonthomsonjonthomson

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Er...

I couldn't wait to download the movie, was slowing down napster too much. But it's a very nice preloader and if the audio is by muse it must be good. Will watch it soon.



SickGirlSickGirl

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Noir??

Noir my ass! Those old movies usually had good stories, I think you just don't know how to color and this was a stab at what you were capable of doing. Grr! LOL! Sorry kid, but this was no Marlowe.


thebluehippo responds:

I do know how to colour, it's just I like noir movies so I thought I would do one. Sorry if you didn't like the story, but the movie did only last about a minute.


AntwerpAntwerp

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Suicide-note

You didn't make a lot of drawings for this movie so I suppose they can be done a lot better, I have to admit I'm curieus for the end of the movie. It's a shame you haven't finished it, now I can't get on with my life.


thebluehippo responds:

sorry, I guess I've never been good at endings anyway just to explain what happens is that the guy who hits him runs off with the money and gets run over by a truck, writing it, it makes me realise that it was a lam ending and i should come up with a better story anyway thanks for the useful review