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Danny & Annie
February 20, 2011 9:03 AM   Subscribe

"Danny and Annie Perasa tell the story of their twenty-seven-year romance. From their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer, this is an intimate and heartbreaking look at true love."
posted by SkylitDrawl (19 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sometimes posts on Metafilter really don't need any discussion. This is one of them.

Thanks.
posted by tomswift at 9:18 AM on February 20, 2011


Love is a powerful thing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:20 AM on February 20, 2011


"When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens in the rest of the day, there's a shelter when you get home, there's a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you downstairs and saying 'get your hands off me', and it, it... Being married is like havin' a color television set, you never wanna go back to black and white."

The warmth and shared joy in their voices make my eyes well up with salt-watery stuff and I haven't even finished it yet. (Loved that quote from the guy near the start, wanted to share it while I can still see through my glasses.)
posted by fraula at 10:31 AM on February 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, god, weeping.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:30 AM on February 20, 2011


crying god damkn
posted by sonic meat machine at 12:07 PM on February 20, 2011


Check out the other stories on their page. The one between Josh, a 12 year old with Asperger's and his mom is one of the most honest conversations between a parent and child I think I've ever heard. You can hear the full interview here.
posted by Derek at 1:14 PM on February 20, 2011


That was just beautiful.

(And let me just take this chance to say that Storycorps, from whence the audio for this animation is taken, is a very wonderful thing. In interviewed my folks back in 2005. It was one of the most intimate, valuable, interesting and hilarious hours of my life.)
posted by minervous at 2:20 PM on February 20, 2011


. for Danny Perasa.
posted by catlet at 4:59 PM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was so beautifully done. I am so glad I saw this today.
posted by mochapickle at 6:59 PM on February 20, 2011


Don't mean to be a piece of lint in the onion dip, but I was disturbed and slightly offended at the story being told with cartoon characters with tongues for noses. I would have loved to see the subtle nuances in the couple's eyes, and the texture and dimension of their surroundings. I don't know, perhaps I'm just not part of the Simpson's generation and don't 'get it'., nevertheless it was a very nice story, and a shout out to Skylitdrawl for this sweet find.

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posted by ~Sushma~ at 7:04 PM on February 20, 2011


sushma,

I wondered about that as well. The style of the animation was a bit odd, but, not offensive. I made the assumption that a video of this dear couple, for some reason, wasn't possible. In the end, I liked how it was done...
posted by tomswift at 7:51 PM on February 20, 2011


The animation made it feel like a fiction - at least, that was my immediate reaction to it. I just hid the window and listened.
posted by you're a kitty! at 8:20 PM on February 20, 2011


Some information about the research that went into the animation is available here here, including pictures of "the real" Danny and Annie.
posted by SkylitDrawl at 8:36 PM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oof, typos.
posted by SkylitDrawl at 8:37 PM on February 20, 2011


yeah, this is just wonderful.
posted by namewithoutwords at 5:53 AM on February 21, 2011


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posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:48 AM on February 21, 2011


Storycorps is an oral history project that records only audio interviews.
posted by catlet at 10:17 AM on February 21, 2011


So beautiful.
posted by grubi at 4:32 PM on February 21, 2011


This was completely wonderful and I bawled like a baby.
posted by DarlingBri at 6:29 PM on March 6, 2011


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