This has to be the most depressing video ever for any true book lover.
An intriguing and gripping short film
Rich Adin of An American Editor (a site always worth a visit by the way) drew my attention to this shortish film some weeks ago, and I have been contemplating it ever since I sat down and watched it all the way through – it lasts for some 20 minutes.
It is an allegorical story about a kid discovering the joys of reading in a terrible dystopian future world in which books have become effectively illegal. This isn’t a rerun of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″, but it does deal with some of the same ideas as that highly depressing book did.
I shan’t say much more about this film, but leave it to you to discover for yourself what it is trying to say to us. I shall merely say that the pace of the film somehow matches up exactly to the feeling one has when reading a gripping and well written book, be it a paper one or an electronic one.
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Now that you have seen this film, let us share any thoughts it may have brought to your mind – I can’t imagine it left you totally cold in any event.