10.06.2010

I Met the Walrus

Love, Love, Love!

"In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for 'New Approaches' (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet)."

1 comment:

saira said...

this is swell, but more so as two parts than a whole. the components are cool, but all together i don't find it to be extraordinary. i feel as though the awards are based on the idea/story behind the work - boy sneaks an interview + rare lennon sound bites - and not so much because the work is all that innovative. again, great illustrations and it's always nice to listen to lennon, but it lacked wow factor for me.