Books Savored in Stop Motion Film

This wonderful stop motion film makes you pine for the good old fashioned printed book, perhaps because we all realize that Gutenberg’s gift will eventually give way to the Kindle and other devices. The three minute film (officially entitled This is Where We Live) was shot over three weeks in autumn 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 4th Estate Publishers. No less than 20 animators took part in the project, and no less than 1000 books were put to use. takes a little closer look at the making of the nostalgia-inducing film. Big thanks to Mike for the good find…

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  • Culdivsac says:

    The link at the end leads back to this very page.

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  • Blake says:

    Oh, please! The printed book is not old-fashioned nor will it ever give way to the Kindle. Do you own Amazon stock? You sure do go on about the Kindle.

  • Miti Aiello says:

    Yours is one of the most influential blogs for culture lovers. Beautifully designed and organized.Thank you for all your work and your brilliant finds! I love film noir and books- among other things and I am so excited to see this short on books and check out the film noirs listed in your collection.
    I will repost about this short, the writing studio (architecture!). I am excited to implement ‘Ways of Seeing’ in my next history of Art class. Thank you again , this site and blog are such gifts.

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