Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I Met The Walrus



In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry produced a short film about it called I Met The Walrus.

Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, Jerry hired director Josh Raskin to weave a visual narrative that 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.

I Met The Walrus was nominated for an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You can watch the entire film above.

2 comments:

brian koh said...

great stuff! thanks for sharing -))

Anonymous said...

Great film, I was shocked at the quality of the animation. Here's another new Lennon video, a previously unreleased peace seminar from 1969.

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