Not too long ago I got to thinking about that A Series of Unfortunate Events movie. It was a film that got its fair share of criticism and didn’t do particularly well box-office-wise. Yet in spite of all of that I enjoyed the movie quite a lot. I thought it had much to recommend it. And I think we can all agree that the title sequence at the end was worth the price of admission alone. It’s not the highest quality, but here it is for those of you who might have missed it the first time around.
Along the same vein, when I wrote my review for Snicket’s The Composer is Dead, I included various videos at the end of the piece, of assorted shapes and sizes. This video, however, has emerged since that review and I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit. If you take pleasure in a little Daniel Handler with your daily tea, I suggest risking at peek at this discussion of his latest picture book.
If I don’t miss my guess, it’s probably Harper Collins’s deepest desire that this book not be mistaken for a children’s novel. But I am sorry. When you populate your noir with stuffed animals, what else am I supposed to do but link to it here? Kudos to HC for this trailer anyway. Some serious work went into it. And those of you who suffer Mad Men flashbacks in the first minute are not alone.
Back to children’s literature, I’m a big big fan of this new retelling of Chicken Little. If you haven’t seen it already, I suggest that you do so promptly. This trailer says it for me, though. Plus you gotta love that public domain music.
As for today’s random video of the week, this short film was posted on Drawing Board where it was described as follows: "It reminds me of the worlds we build when we make fiction…or a new home…or any other act of creativity…."
Thanks to Jane Yolen for the link.