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March 2, 2012
Friday Fun: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
OK, I don't watch the Oscars so this is a huge hat tip to Beverly Goldberg's Feb. 29, 2012 American Libraries's story for this gem. Goldberg writes
A film allegory that celebrates the curative power of story in general—and reading in particular—won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short February 26. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a wordless film whose most inspiring scenes take place in a fanciful library full of living books, was produced by start-up Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, and depicts how the title character heals emotionally, over time, from the cataclysmic devastation of his personal world by Hurricane Katrina through the transformative properties of the written word.
For more, see Goldberg's Oscar Nod to Fantastic Flying Books Shows Love for Libraries.
Here's a the poignant YouTube video clip from of the entire film. (Hat tip to Sarah Patrick's comment to this post for the correction.) [JH]
picture and music that send relief.
Posted by: sumet s | Mar 4, 2012 8:36:58 PM
That's actually not a clip, it's the entire film! It's beautiful and I'm thrilled it won the Academy Award.
Posted by: Sarah Patrick | Mar 2, 2012 7:22:06 AM