History YMMV / Ratatouille

15th Jul '16 4:23:07 PM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Pixar's films are usually smart enough to entertain adults, but this is the first that honestly feels like it was made ''specifically'' for adults. It wasn't, but still.
10th Jul '16 3:40:24 AM PresidentExpert
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** Michael Giachino's [[{{Pun}} whips up]] another jazzy and [[EarWorm insufferably catchy]] score for a BradBird film. The scene of Remy imagines delicious combinations being represented by two different kinds of music fusing is one of the best visualizations in the whole film, and of food in general. And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esohR65lsVg cue]] for Colette's TrainingMontage re-arranged as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5igpBHE0oiY a bombastic mambo number]] for the credits just [[JustForPun takes the cake]].

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** Michael Giachino's [[{{Pun}} whips up]] another jazzy and [[EarWorm insufferably catchy]] score for a BradBird Creator/BradBird film. The scene of Remy imagines delicious combinations being represented by two different kinds of music fusing is one of the best visualizations in the whole film, and of food in general. And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esohR65lsVg cue]] for Colette's TrainingMontage re-arranged as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5igpBHE0oiY a bombastic mambo number]] for the credits just [[JustForPun takes the cake]].
14th Jun '16 7:57:51 AM Julia1984
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* {{Applicability}}: Known as "''Literature/TheFountainhead'' With Cooking In Place Of Architecture" in [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] circles, due to its protagonist longing to use his talent not for altruistic purposes like checking food for poison but "to make things, to add something to this world," his mentor who was a genius in his field and once considered the best but eventually fell from grace due to his unorthodox methods, its DesignatedVillain being a critic who seemingly likes to write trolling reviews ForTheEvulz. It's ultimately the same critic's very high standards that leads to the film's CentralTheme that "not everyone can be a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." He then redeems himself by becoming a small business investor.

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* {{Applicability}}: Known as "''Literature/TheFountainhead'' With Cooking In Place Of Architecture" in [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] circles, due to its protagonist longing to use his talent not for altruistic purposes like checking food for poison but "to make things, to add something to this world," his mentor who was a genius in his field and once considered the best but eventually fell falling from grace due to his unorthodox methods, and its DesignatedVillain being a critic who seemingly likes to write trolling reviews ForTheEvulz. It's ultimately the same critic's very high standards that leads to the film's CentralTheme that "not everyone can be a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." He then redeems himself by becoming a small business investor.
5th Jun '16 3:14:30 PM dieseldragons
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Gusteau said it right "Anyone CAN cook". In real life, its possible with patience... a lot of practice... and following another's recipe/instructions religiously... so of course anyone can cook. The film however, has to build up a rat as the central protagonist, and thus, ''completely butchers that ideal''. It gets bad enough when Linguini [[spoiler: the SON of said master chef teacher]] never improves upon his preparation of dishes, and the writers thought it clever that he will NEVER be able to cook, and any attempt from him should be avoided, [[PlayedForLaughs or else make Remy gag]] or worse, [[DeadPanSnarker criticise his efforts]]. But the review delivered by Anton Ego shows how ''''diametrically opposed''' to the notion Pixar are. Ego ''deliberately misinterprets'' Gusteau's teachings, about not everyone being a culinary artist... which is NOTHING to do with Gusteau's philosophy that anyone can make something eatable to eat.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Gusteau said it right "Anyone CAN cook". In real life, its possible with patience... a lot of practice... and following another's recipe/instructions religiously... so yes, of course anyone can cook. cook! The film however, has to build up a rat as the central protagonist, and thus, ''completely butchers that ideal''. It gets bad enough when Linguini [[spoiler: the SON of said master chef teacher]] never improves upon his preparation of dishes, and the writers thought it clever that he will NEVER ''never ever'' be able to cook, and any attempt from him should be avoided, [[PlayedForLaughs or else make Remy gag]] or worse, [[DeadPanSnarker criticise criticize his efforts]]. But the review delivered by Anton Ego shows how ''''diametrically opposed''' ''diametrically opposed'' to the notion Pixar are. Ego ''deliberately misinterprets'' Gusteau's teachings, about not everyone being a culinary artist... which is NOTHING to do with Gusteau's philosophy that anyone can make something eatable to eat.
5th Jun '16 3:11:00 PM dieseldragons
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Gusteau said it right "Anyone CAN cook". In real life, its possible with patience... a lot of practice... and following another's recipe/instructions religiously... so of course anyone can cook. The film however, has to build up a rat as the central protagonist, and thus, ''completely butchers that ideal''. It gets bad enough when Linguini [[spoiler: the SON of said master chef teacher]] never improves upon his preparation of dishes, and the writers thought it clever that he will NEVER be able to cook, and any attempt from him should be avoided, [[PlayedForLaughs or else make Remy gag]] or worse, [[DeadPanSnarker criticise his efforts]]. But the review delivered by Anton Ego shows how ''''diametrically opposed''' to the notion Pixar are. Ego ''deliberately misinterprets'' Gusteau's teachings, about not everyone being a culinary artist... which is NOTHING to do with Gusteau's philosophy that anyone can make something eatable to eat.
1st Jun '16 6:37:28 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The river boats and the manouche jazz that plays during the party scene draw clear parallels between the rats and the Romani people. ([[http://animationandsoforth.tumblr.com/post/83979176365/character-designs-for-ratatouille-by-carter Some early concept drawings]] make this even more obvious, showing rats with headscarves and earrings.) Considering that Romani have been [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiziganism treated as thieving vermin]] themselves for much of their history, it's not a great connection to be making, even if the rats are portrayed sympathetically.
30th Jan '16 10:22:51 AM FuzzyBoots
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* GeniusBonus: Anton's food-induced {{Flashback}} hails from Marcel Proust's concept of "involuntary memory". Quoth ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_Lost_Time#Themes In Search of Lost Time]]'':

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Anton's food-induced {{Flashback}} hails from Marcel Proust's concept of "involuntary memory". Quoth ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_Lost_Time#Themes In Search of Lost Time]]'':



** It's actually a very well-known concept in France, used in common speak through the expression "''C'est ma madeleine de Proust''" (it's my madeleine of Proust).
*** The reference to chef Boyardee is surprisingly significant: he was also a well-known and successful chef that was reduced to a face on prepared foods after his death.

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** *** It's actually a very well-known concept in France, used in common speak through the expression "''C'est ma madeleine de Proust''" (it's my madeleine of Proust).
*** ** The reference to chef Boyardee is surprisingly significant: he was also a well-known and successful chef that was reduced to a face on prepared foods after his death.
9th Jan '16 11:44:22 PM Embryon
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* UnfortunateImplications: The river boats and the manouche jazz that plays during the party scene draw clear parallels between the rats and the Romani people. ([[http://www.cartergoodrich.com/character-design/ratatouille/rat13-466/ Some early concept drawings]] make this even more obvious.) Considering that Romani have been [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiziganism treated as thieving vermin]] themselves for much of their history, it's not a great connection to be making, even if the rats are portrayed sympathetically.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The river boats and the manouche jazz that plays during the party scene draw clear parallels between the rats and the Romani people. ([[http://www.cartergoodrich.com/character-design/ratatouille/rat13-466/ ([[http://animationandsoforth.tumblr.com/post/83979176365/character-designs-for-ratatouille-by-carter Some early concept drawings]] make this even more obvious.obvious, showing rats with headscarves and earrings.) Considering that Romani have been [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiziganism treated as thieving vermin]] themselves for much of their history, it's not a great connection to be making, even if the rats are portrayed sympathetically.
9th Jan '16 10:26:19 PM Embryon
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* UnfortunateImplications: The river boats and the manouche jazz that plays during the party scene draw clear parallels between the rats and the Romani people. ([[http://www.cartergoodrich.com/character-design/ratatouille/rat13-466/ Some early concept drawings]] make this even more obvious.) Considering that Romani have been [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiziganism treated as thieving vermin]] themselves for much of their history, it's not a great connection to be making, even if the rats are portrayed sympathetically.
20th Dec '15 2:26:59 PM RedCapLF
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** Whenever the rats appear in large groups. First there's the scene where the old lady shoots down her ceiling, revealing that ALL the rats have been living [[{{Squick}} IN HER ROOF.]] Then there's the bit near the end where a swarm of rats chase the health inspector, ''swarm over his car'' (with him inside), interfere with the car's mechanics, and eventually bring him back, bound and gagged, to the kitchen, where they lock him in the freezer for who knows how long (They eventually release him).

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** Whenever the rats appear in large groups. First there's the scene where the old lady shoots down her ceiling, revealing that ALL the rats have been living [[{{Squick}} IN HER ROOF.]] Then there's the bit near the end where a swarm of rats chase the health inspector, ''swarm over his car'' (with him inside), interfere with the car's mechanics, and eventually bring him back, bound and gagged, to the kitchen, where they lock him in the freezer pantry for who knows how long (They eventually release him).
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