Josie's Lalaland - short CG/animation film
October 10, 2007 1:01 AM   Subscribe

Josie's Lalaland (embedded QT) is a delicate and ethereal short CG/animation film by Yibi Hu. It is his response to a couple of real world events.

There is a 3 page interview with Yibi Hu here (I kept getting an error message box covering the text but when I stopped the loading halfway it was fine). [via]
posted by peacay (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for this. The animation was beautiful.
posted by EatTheWeak at 1:49 AM on October 10, 2007

Yes, gorgeous work. Thanks for the link.
I'm having the same problem with the interview, unfortunately.
posted by Abiezer at 2:08 AM on October 10, 2007

posted by Anduruna at 2:39 AM on October 10, 2007

I noticed my NoScript working when reading the interview, but didn't have any trouble reading it.
posted by EatTheWeak at 3:08 AM on October 10, 2007

Lovely. Thanks, peacay.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:36 AM on October 10, 2007

Touching. Thanks.
posted by Crusty at 3:51 AM on October 10, 2007

Beautiful, touching-- and a wonderfully subtle use of parallax scrolling.
posted by honest knave at 5:08 AM on October 10, 2007

Such beauty... thanks.
posted by kokogiak at 7:30 AM on October 10, 2007

You'll never see anything that gorgeous coming out of Hollywood.
posted by Lucy2Times at 7:51 AM on October 10, 2007

Sensitively created movie.

Especially hard to be a child facing death by cancer. Not having had enough of home yet and then having to leave everything.

It seems to comfort people to think they will be met by loving others on the far side of death.
posted by nickyskye at 8:51 AM on October 10, 2007

Amazingly cool animation.

Regarding people's irrational beliefs: That is what I took away from Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea" (which I read for the first time as an adult). The old man alternated between calls to God and to superstition in his battle with the big fish. Hemingway seemed to be clearing equating religion/superstition as equally useful/useless in getting people through difficulties. ("Whatever works for you") That does not sound as radical now as it did in the pre-Vatican II days of the early 1950s.
posted by spock at 9:50 AM on October 10, 2007

posted by tepidmonkey at 12:16 PM on October 10, 2007

I sometimes wonder what I'd do if I had a terminal illness, how I'd spent my last months, weeks or however long I had. It depends on the time frame. And when I wonder. While I was still married my answer was that I'd spend as much time as possible with my wife. Now it's I'd spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. But my friends are scattered around the world. Whatever I'd do, I'd write a lot of poetry.

Josie Grove died on my 26th birthday. I can't exactly explain why, but that made it much more heartbreaking for me. Perhaps it's because it was a shitty birthday. Perhaps it's because it's easier to empathize when one has a connection to someone, no matter how slight. Perhaps it was the concreteness of a date.
posted by Kattullus at 8:56 PM on October 10, 2007

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