Books and Wonderful (You MUST See This) Jan29 by Tim Byrd As a devoted fan of Buster Keaton, books, and the amazing William Joyce, I have to say The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore may just be the most wonderful short film I have ever seen. It’s currently up for an Academy Award. You need to see this, probably over and over… Share:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
That is a fantastic video.
Isn’t it? I actually choked up so much at the end I couldn’t say anything for about a minute.
I still have a tear running down my face. I don’t even have words for this.
Thanks for sharing this absolutely lovely story. It kept a smile on my face while I was watching, and, when it was over, it kept my eyes looking out my window, wondering… Everybody I know who watched it, was very moved.
One interesting thing that I learned about this movie, is that the film makers turned it into an Apple app for iPads, where you can interact with the scenes in a ludic way – not that it’s really necessary in mho, so much joy it brought to me by simply watching it (my mind and heart were already interacting a lot!), but if all applications interactivities were like this, it would bring a new sense to it.
Oh, I also love Buster Keaton, silent movies were so charming.
You’re ever welcome. :)
I knew about the app, but haven’t seen it in action. I plan to check it out, as I’m sure it’s brilliant (I have incredible trust in William Joyce). But I suspect I’ll be glad I saw the film first.
I don’t have an iPad so I have no idea how this app must be, but I bet it’s sweet (next time my niece visits I’ll piss her off to show me, lol). I’m not the kind who needs to get techy things (my ancient cell phone is the live proof). Kinda old fashioned. ;o) This film is so perfect that I don’t think I’ll miss anything.
I’m ashamed to say that I only learned about William Joyce after watching Meet the Robinson!
For someone unfamiliar with his work, that’s a great place to start. But Morris Lessmore is a better place. :)
His illustrations are beautiful as well! :o)
I love how retro his whole aesthetic is. We share a taste not only for slapstick but for good old-fashioned pulpy adventure.
You have no idea how I love to discover and learn new (oh well, to me, I’m always so behind, lol) things. It’s been a pleasure to research about his work!