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Edward Norton as "The Illusionist" (2006). Image via "How to watch a motion picture"

Edward Norton as “The Illusionist” (2006). Image via “How to watch a motion picture”

The Illusionist, directed by Neil Burger and released in 2006, is unquestionably one of my favourite films. My love of this film is as much about the light and colour thereof as it is about the story. It’s hard to describe the light; the best I can manage is that the film seems suffused with shades of gold and amber, like a sepia-toned photo come to life, with its own golden shimmer, and that it thus creates an atmosphere of magic and enchantment that truly enhances these same themes in the plot. (more…)

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