Thursday, March 01, 2012
While the makers of this film must implicitly feel that way, too, they are able to communicate that and so much more with a nary a spoken word. This lyrical and beautiful short is called "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."
The metaphor of storytelling is so powerful because it mirrors the human experience. Each of our lives, writ large and in vignettes, unfolds like a story.
This is a good one.1
Special thanks to a Durham writer friend for sending this to the Clarion Content.
1We know in the days of short attention span theater, fifteen minutes is a massive time commitment. Worse yet, this film starts out a little slow. It is worth it when you have a moment.