I Met The Walrus

Wednesday, December 10 by Brian Pan

An interview:
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.
Via SvN


Blogger ernie said...

why is canada nothing? my canadian brother would object.

this is brilliant. listened through it a few times.

ive tried so many times to "get into" the beatles music. i just feel so disconnected from it when i listen to it. times have a changed.

12/11/2008 12:54 AM

Blogger yodaslap said...

this makes me want to buy a tape recorder and break into Rossi's garage at Laguna next year.

12/14/2008 1:54 PM


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