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.


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.