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Not to be confused with the [[Film/TheIllusionist 2006 film of the same name]], ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Creator/SylvainChomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.

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Not to be confused with the [[Film/TheIllusionist 2006 film of the same name]], ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Creator/SylvainChomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old unproduced screenplay written by Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.


The movie was meant to be Jacques Tati's love letter to his daughter in 1956. Tati's middle grandson, Richard [=MacDonald=], sent a letter to famed movie critic Creator/RogerEbert in which he [[=MacDonald=]] discusses his distaste for the film. You can [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/directors/the-shame-of-jacques-tati.html read the letter here]].

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The movie was meant to be Jacques Tati's love letter to his daughter in 1956. Tati's middle grandson, Richard [=MacDonald=], sent a letter to famed movie critic Creator/RogerEbert in which he [[=MacDonald=]] discusses his distaste for the film. You can [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/directors/the-shame-of-jacques-tati.html [[http://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/the-secret-of-jacques-tati read the letter here]].

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Not to be confused with the [[Film/TheIllusionist 2006 film of the same name]], ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.

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Not to be confused with the [[Film/TheIllusionist 2006 film of the same name]], ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, Creator/SylvainChomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This was originally going to be in 3-D.


* ActorAllusion: To Creator/JacquesTati himself: The Illusionist's name is Tatischeff (Tati's full last name), and at a later part in the movie, Tatischeff stumbles into a [[spoiler:cinema showcasing ''Mon Oncle''.]]
** Tatischeff's body movements are incredibly reminiscent of Tati's in his roles as M. Hulot.


Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name. ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.

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Not to be confused with the [[Film/TheIllusionist 2006 film of the same name. name]], ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.


The movie was meant to be Jacques Tati's love letter to his daughter in 1956. Tati's middle grandson, Richard [=MacDonald=], sent a letter to famed movie critic RogerEbert in which he [[=MacDonald=]] discusses his distaste for the film. You can [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/directors/the-shame-of-jacques-tati.html read the letter here]].

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The movie was meant to be Jacques Tati's love letter to his daughter in 1956. Tati's middle grandson, Richard [=MacDonald=], sent a letter to famed movie critic RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert in which he [[=MacDonald=]] discusses his distaste for the film. You can [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/directors/the-shame-of-jacques-tati.html read the letter here]].



* ActorAllusion: To [[JacquesTati Jacques Tati]] himself: The Illusionist's name is Tatischeff (Tati's full last name), and at a later part in the movie, Tatischeff stumbles into a [[spoiler:cinema showcasing ''Mon Oncle''.]]

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* ActorAllusion: To [[JacquesTati Jacques Tati]] Creator/JacquesTati himself: The Illusionist's name is Tatischeff (Tati's full last name), and at a later part in the movie, Tatischeff stumbles into a [[spoiler:cinema showcasing ''Mon Oncle''.]]


Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name. ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by [[JacquesTati Jacques Tati]] in 1956.

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Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name. ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by [[JacquesTati Jacques Tati]] Creator/JacquesTati in 1956.


The movie was meant to be Jacques Tati's love letter to his daughter in 1956. Tati's middle grandson, Richard [=MacDonald=], sent a letter to famed movie critic RogerEbert in which he [[=MacDonald=]] discusses his distaste for the film. You can [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/directors/the-shame-of-jacques-tati.html read the letter here]].

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The movie was meant to be Jacques Tati's love letter to his daughter in 1956. Tati's middle grandson, Richard [=MacDonald=], sent a letter to famed movie critic RogerEbert in which he [[=MacDonald=]] discusses his distaste for the film. You can [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/directors/the-shame-of-jacques-tati.html read the letter here]].
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* BittersweetEnding: Alice matures and gets a boyfriend. [[spoiler:Tatischeff, however, hangs up his top hat and white rabbit for good, and departs. And Alice realises how naive she's been in thinking that Tatischeff could perform real magic. Not to mention the guilt of knowing that all of the expensive gifts ''didn't'' actually come from thin air.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Alice matures and gets a boyfriend. [[spoiler:Tatischeff, however, hangs up his top hat and white rabbit for good, and departs. And Alice realises how naive naïve she's been in thinking that Tatischeff could perform real magic. Not to mention the guilt of knowing that all of the expensive gifts ''didn't'' actually come from thin air.]] ]]



* GhibliHills: The countryside around Edinburgh.

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* GhibliHills: The countryside around Edinburgh.



* MoodWhiplash: The aforementioned EatTheDog scene - it cuts from the illusionist hunting for the rabbit to the SadClown [[spoiler: ''attempting suicide'']] and back again.

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* MoodWhiplash: The aforementioned EatTheDog scene - -- it cuts from the illusionist hunting for the rabbit to the SadClown [[spoiler: ''attempting suicide'']] and back again.

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* PrettyInMink: Alice has a coat with a white fur collar.

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* LonelyPianoPiece: Much of the soundtrack, used to great effect.


Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name. ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by [[JacquesTati Jacques Tati]] in 1956.

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Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name. ''The Illusionist'' (French: ''L'Illusionniste'') is a 2010 animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet, the creator of ''{{The ''WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets Of Belleville}}'', based on an old screenplay written by [[JacquesTati Jacques Tati]] in 1956.



* DerangedAnimation: With the other performers at the hotel in Edinburgh. But even they're tame considering Chomet's other [[TheTripletsOfBelleville work]].

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* DerangedAnimation: With the other performers at the hotel in Edinburgh. But even they're tame considering Chomet's other [[TheTripletsOfBelleville [[WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville work]].



* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Much like {{The Triplets of Belleville}}.

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* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Much like {{The WesternAnimation/{{The Triplets of Belleville}}.



** A certain [[TheTripletsOfBelleville mouse-faced mechanic]] makes a re-appearance at Jenner's Department Store.

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** A certain [[TheTripletsOfBelleville [[WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville mouse-faced mechanic]] makes a re-appearance at Jenner's Department Store.


* EverythingsBetterWithBunnies: Even if he/she bites, growls and attacks you.


* ShoutOut: The hit band ''Billy Boy and the Britoons'' look like some [[TheBeatles lads from]] {{Oop North}}.

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* ShoutOut: The hit band ''Billy Boy and the Britoons'' look like some [[TheBeatles [[Music/TheBeatles lads from]] {{Oop North}}.

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