Friday, June 4, 2010

The Old Man and the Sea

1997 by Alexander Petrov of Prechistoe, Russia

Santiago, a fisherman, sets out alone taking his skiff far onto the Gulf. He sets his lines and by noon of the first day, a big fish - a marlin - takes the bait. Unable to land the great marlin, the fish tows Santiago in his skiff. Two days and two nights pass in this manner, during which the old man bears the tension of the line with his body. Though he is wounded by the struggle and in pain, Santiago expresses a compassionate appreciation for his adversary, often referring to the fish as a brother...

"... if I made the characters good and true, they could mean many things".
Ernest Hemingway

Thank you, bonnie.


Pandabonium said...

Wonderful. I saw this at the Maui Film Festival in Wailea with my daughter. Thanks for bringing back a fond memory.

bonnie said...

You're so welcome. I knew you'd love it.

doryman said...

In another life, I was manager of a volunteer cooperative film house. When the claymation stuff first came out, we thought it was too cool.
But animation today has elements that are simply unbelievable. What will the next level look like?!

Giacomo said...

Dear Michael,

I thank you for sharing this masterpiece with us. I could not avoid some tears for the sensibility of the director and the painter. I know very well those moments.

I am recovering and like the past year the project organization took out so much energy. This time was really bad.

How are you my friend?
I am following you on fb and I see your marvellous agricultural projects. And your rowing. Thank you.

You are doing a great job for this planet


doryman said...

I hope you feel better soon.