As the month winds down, so does the fifth Manga Moveable Feast (or the first Manhwa Moveable Feast, however you care to look at it).
Before I close, here’s a quick look at the month’s final entry, from Alexander Hoffman at Eye of the Vortex. Alex’s take on the series manifests itself as a thoughtful, humorous comparison to so-called “Oscar bait.”
“When I read the Color of Trilogy, I am reminded immediately of the Oscars, and more specifically, the movies that that win Oscars because the Academy loves the trope of cinema these films belong to. Some cinegeeks call them “Oscarbait” and the reason is clear – they’re films that try their damnedest to win an Oscar by appealing to things that the Academy cares about, and they usually air within the last two months before the Oscars are awarded. Films like these are art-house indie flicks, and they are generally not well known to the general public. Such is the Color of Trilogy.”
Read Alex’s full essay for more.
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s Feast. This was the MMF’s first real experiment with a controversial title, and I for one am thrilled with the wide variety of opinions and perspectives this series elicited from the group. It was a pleasure to host such lively discussion, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
If you think you may have missed something, please take a look at the June archive.
Now, on to the day’s announcements! In July, the Manga Moveable Feast will take on Ai Yazawa’s Paradise Kiss, available in five volumes (complete) from from Tokyopop. Your host for July will be Soliloquy in Blue‘s Michelle Smith. Keep an eye on her blog for more!
Thanks, everyone! It’s been an eventful month!
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