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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