Friday, February 22, 2008
I Met The Walrus
I have this real keen interest to see this movie short, I Met The Walrus, directed by Josh Raskin from Toronto.
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. This was in the midst of Lennon's "bed-in" phase, during which John and Yoko were staying in hotel beds in an effort to promote 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 traditional pen sketches by James Braithwaite with digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit, and timeless message.
Sounds good right?! Well, there's a bit of buzz about it as it's in the running for an Oscar this year in the 'Best Animated Short Film' category. Watch for it to win on Sunday and tune in to Bravo after the Oscars to see it for yourself!