Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Independent American Animators

(John & Faith Hubley, 1959)

The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
(John Canemaker, 2005)

Canemaker explores the difficult emotional terrain of his relationship with his father. Voiced by Eli Wallach and John Turturro, The Moon and the Son combines audio recordings, conjecture, drawings, fact, home movies, photographs, memory, newspaper clippings, original animation and trial transcripts to depict the story of an Italian immigrant's life and the consequences of his actions on his family. Canemaker won the Oscar in 2006 for Best Short Film, Animated.

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