Beowulf. 2007. USA. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 115 min.
Screenplay by Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary. With Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie. Ongoing developments in motion capture and digital animation encouraged Zemeckis to undertake this ambitious animated adventure for adult audiences, a free adaptation of the Old English epic with Ray Winstone as the swaggering hero and Angelina Jolie as the original helicopter mother. Moving beyond character animation, Zemeckis here uses digital techniques to create extreme long takes and complex, deep-focus spaces.