I Met The Walrus

Another gem Laughing Squid brought to my attention (dammit Squids, is there anything you don't know? Do you have a bunch of monkeys combing YouTube for good clips? Sheesh.)
"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 about 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 the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message."

1 comment:

tnk said...

Around the same time, in June 1969, Lennon held a peace seminar in Ottawa, a video of which has just been released.