Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Lost Thing

I am quite excited (a lot of the time actually but more so at the moment) because a series of splendifourous things have happened.

a) A gorgeous book called The Lost Thing by the talented and wondrously imaginative Shaun Tan was written/illustrated.

b) This book was adapted as a stage show (which I unfortunately did not get to see but looked completely lovely and adorable).

c) This book was then adapted into a short animated feature. It is truly stupendous and sweet and everything about it is just about perfect. Shaun Tan co-produced/directed and was intricately involved with the design and it shows, it is such a delightful animation of the story and world on screen. I think SBS might have been involved and it was on the telly, anyway, See here for the trailer:



It is also narrated by Tim Minchin who has a great voice so the whole shabang really works. I found the DVD when I was in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney Town, in their shop. Yes, I might have squealed!

d) The film was watched, loved and enjoyed.

e) THE FILM IS NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR!!!!!!!

Isn't that one of the most enchanting and wonderful things? Sometimes the stars/or whatever really align and talented and great people get recognised for just how great they are. Shaun Tan's illustrations/artwork/storytelling is second to none.

More info: http://www.thelostthing.com/

I like to think that we are all following a wavy white arrow sometimes.