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I Met The Walrus

July 4, 2008

Do yourself a favor and check out this animation by Josh Raskin!



Here’s the story:
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatles 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

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2008 4:27 pm

    Great film, I was shocked at the quality of the animation. Here’s another new Lennon video, a previously unreleased peace seminar from 1969.

  2. hayley g permalink*
    July 15, 2008 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the link! That’s really interesting to watch especially now. John Lennon has always been a hero of mine. Sometimes I wish he was still around.

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