June 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
On a late January Friday night I went to The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth to see ten Oscar nominated animated shorts. The academy’s ceremony was still weeks away but already I could have watched all of these films online. But I chose to make the trip out since I wanted the large screen experience with a crowd of fellow movie lovers.
The movies were all great but it would have been worth it if only just to see the eventual winner: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
When I arrived home, I called my college age daughter who writes YA novels and insisted it was worth fifteen minutes of her time to see it on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adzywe9xeIU After viewing, she agreed it was great and it brought tears to her eyes as well.
Clearly I am fascinated by this beautiful heart-tugging tale that evokes iconic images and fills me with longing for a time long gone. But in addition I want to point out that this story is increasing its audience size by diverse modes of communicating this story. http://morrislessmore.com/ For instance, there is an app and/or you could down load it on I Tunes. And soon this wonderful film will become a picture book.