Tuesday, July 08, 2008
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.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 1:49 PM
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