There is a 1956 French movie called “The Red Balloon.” It has minimal dialog and is about a little boy who has a red balloon for a pet, and yes the balloon sort of wiggles and interacts with the boy. It’s a sweet little fantasy film in which the boy and the little boy face ever day sort of challenges, which only seems to strengthen their friendship. The filmmaker found a way to communicate in a simple manner a range of human interaction, such as friendship, envy, and sacrifice.
I personally enjoyed the way the cinematography managed to capture vintage France, although it wasn’t vintage when it was done. I like to watch these old films and to see how things were. There is a certain romance to it. I especially like the little guy’s book bag. It looks so quaint, with its rich patina and simple styling. Little dude does not realize how chic his little bag looks in 2011. I’ve noticed quite a few designers have been paying homage to the style. Here are a few cute choices that I’ve found. I know there are a lot more coming out for Fall. Ah Fall is anyone else excited for the new season. I’m ready to get cozy.