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Short Of The Week: I Met The Walrus

hugely influential 2007 animation is this week's short film....

Short Of The Week: I Met The Walrus
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In 1969, when Jerry Levitan was just 14-years-old, he managed to sneak into John Lennon’s hotel room. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the teen then persuaded him to do an interview. Equipped with intelligent and relevant questions as well as a reel-to-reel tape deck, Levitan recorded an insightful conversation, capturing Lennon’s thoughts on the world and in 2007, produced this award-winning, thought-provoking short film, using the original interview as its soundtrack.


Written and directed by Josh Raskin, I Met the Walrus boasts the pen and computer illustrations of James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina, bringing to life Lennon’s passionate musings, which are just as pertinent today, over 40 years on. The recording – whilst understandably not of the best quality – is the perfect platform for this engrossing animation, which translates the Beatle’s words into evocative images, creating a flowing tale of snapshots within the mind of one of history’s popular and eloquent campaigners.

Short Of The Week: I Met The Walrus

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