February 16, 2012
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
I've been saving watching the animated film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore for a "rainy day"--or rather a time where I just wanted to sit still, in peace, for a couple moments, and watch something beautiful. When my friend Maja sent it to me earlier this week, I knew it was time, and I watched it this morning. It exceeded all my expectations: it is completely lovely, and well worth watching. Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, and a love of books, it perfectly illuminates the power of stories. It was nominated for Best Animated Short at the Academy Awards, and has won numerous other awards as well. Do set aside a bit of time, and watch it.