Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Have you seen or heard of this wonderful animated short movie which won an Academy award? I so loved it, and had tears in my eyes at the end. It is fifteen minutes long, and you may see it here.

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  1. Saw it. Loved it. Made me think there's a lot of hope for humanity...

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  2. Oh, thanks for the link to this.
    I thought all the short films looked so interesting on the Oscars this year. I just never know where to catch them!

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    1. What a wonder you tube is! All the years I would see short films win and never, ever be able to see them.

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    1. I didn't watch, so I don't know what the other nominees were, but this is so close to my heart that I am very happy it won.

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  4. I am happy you posted this. If you had not,I never would have known about it-

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    1. I just happened to see it on someone else's blog, and had to share it with the readers of my letters.

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  5. For anyone who loves books, this is a treasure!
    I knew I would love it from the opening strains of "Pop Goes The Weasel", a tune that I have always liked!

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  6. I have seen this, Nan, and of course I loved it and am so pleased that it won an Oscar, and I've just now listed to your previous post - The Living Years - one of my favorites that will be humming through my head all day.

    I just brought Asleep home from the library and the forward alone has me hooked. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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  7. Both are wonderful in their own special ways, aren't they.
    It is a fascinating story, and one that had not been told.

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  8. I cried too, at the ending. Simply beautiful short movie. It feels like it was telling about me too, and my relationship with books. Thanks for posting the link, Nan!

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    1. I found it such a lovely film. I sat here not moving for the whole time.

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  9. Thanks for sharing that Nan! It is wonderful. I shared it with my son who is an artist and going to The Pittsburgh Art Institute right now. And he is also a book lover!

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  10. Thank you so much for the link. When we watched the Oscars I was so frustrated wondering how we would ever see the short films. And thanks for the tip to check for these things on youtube.

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    1. Tom showed it to his students today, and said that now he's seen it four times, he has found more and more meaning in it.

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  11. It's such a sweet story and so well done! The graphics are wonderful. I have less and less tolerance for the loud and flashy movies these days; this one is just my speed.

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    1. Wasn't it just so dear. William Joyce has written books for kids. George Shrinks, and Santa Calls are two titles.

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  12. Simply lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this, Nan. I've added it to my favorites on YouTube for future reviewing.

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    1. Yes it sure is. What are you doing on the computer on your vacation? :<)

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  13. Well, it's done nothing but pour the entire time! Severe storms with flash flooding and bridges out... 14.5 inches of rain in 24 hours and then more throughout the following days. Sigh. We're trying to get out and walk between downpours, but we're kindof stranded and stuck inside. And 58 mph winds sustained!

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    1. I guess that's how it gets so green in paradise!! Those folks in LOST were always getting rained on.
      When we were kids and went to England for the first time, it rained the whole month of June. I lived in my trench coat.

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