Jul 15, 2008

I Met The Walrus

This short film, I Met The Walrus was nominated last year for Best Animated Short at the Oscars. You can finally see the full 5 minute film on YouTube, and it's absolutely worth it. The animation and story behind the film is so cool. Speaking of which, here's the back story:

'In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message'.



2 comments :

M said...

Not to shabby, simple and I like simple, the images seem literal but the clever transitions between them is what makes the piece.

Is this a real famous interview b/c I swear I have heard it before?

Editing Luke said...

Well Lennon spoke a lot about peace, but this interview in particular was made famous by this flick. The guy had the interview sitting idle for all those years until pursuing making it into a movie.