(Arno, image taken by me)
Arno Krimmer, a great friend of mine has ventured to leave Austria, his beautiful and comfortable motherland for… India. In Dec 2003 he made India his home and after teaching for 3 years in a school in the Lower Himalayas he became the first foreign Professor at the Film & TV Institute of India (“Bollywood Academy”) and is presently one of the few foreigners working in the Hindi film industry.
Due to his deep interest in Indian heritage and western educational background Arno has gained a unique perspective und insight into the modern Indian film. Every time we meet, I enjoy his analysis of the Indian and world-film industry as well as captivating stories about his life and encounter with interesting personalities of modern India. Every time I visit him in India, I wish I could follow his example and move to this magnetic place on Earth… who knows, may be one day?…
But today let me introduce you two Arno`s blogs. He blogs under the name “Mad Professor”:
The author reviews films less known and less promoted abroad, but nevertheless or maybe especially because of that highly recommendable. This blog will also take a look on big blockbusters, but without intending full coverage on all releases, it rather desires to present films with a difference.
Here Mad Professor gives a balanced overview and his personal rating. I can only add that I try to follow his advice and by now all the recent Indian films I watched have been recommended to me by Arno and I enjoyed them immensely.
Animation Artefacts features reviews, anecdotes, reflections about animation feature films and shorts, manga and anime from Europe, US, Japan & India and should become a playground and platform to exchange information, news, opinions on animation film-making.
This blog is for animation-lovers! Although I love animation, but I prefer the old Soviet animation with their kind and open-hearted characters… But the Mad Professor`s reviews can inspire even me. 🙂
Enjoy and please feel free to comment on his blogs!