10 December 2008

He Met the Walrus - video

"In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview. This was in the midst of Lennon's "bed-in" phase, during which John and Yoko were staying in hotel beds in an effort to promote peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries traditional pen sketches by James Braithwaite with digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message." Watch the video.
Link. Thanks for the tip Boing Boing

1 comment:

  1. I'm really glad you found this and posted it. I'd heard a lot about it, especially on CBC radio, and had really wanted to see it but missed its incredibly short run in the Toronto theatres. It's pretty amazing. Like Norman McLaren for the postmodern age.