~ By Melina Kantor
Hello Chick Lit Fans.
How about a movie to kick off the weekend? Yesterday, thanks to the wonderful Pamela Cayne, I discovered The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
According to this article in the Huffington Post:
Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, the 15-minute film draws from Hurricane Katrina, “The Wizard of Oz,” Buster Keaton and, of course, a love for books. The story starts in New Orleans with the Keaton-like Mr. Morris Lessmore writing a book on the balcony of a hotel. A menacing storm swirls into town, blowing away houses and street signs, taking Mr. Lessmore and his unfinished book with it. Lessmore is transported to a land filled with fluttering novels; a land where he can dedicate his life to filling his book with the abundance of words he is now surrounded with.
The film has been nominated for the 2012 Academy Awards’ Best Animated Short category.
So sit back and enjoy. You may want to have a box of tissues at the ready.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She recently returned from a two month trip to Crete and Israel, where she visited family and friends did her best to turn her travels into research and inspiration for her writing. You can visit her at http://melinakantor.com.