Wow! Although this is a blog about books and how we love to smell them I can’t not share this short movie. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.Morris Lessmore was written by William Joyce. Joyce also co-directed the film with Brandon Oldenburg.
It warms my heart that this film has been nominated for an Oscar. The short film highlights the transformative and affirming power of books through the love Mr.Lessmore has of the books he cares for, and the love they have for him. Mr.Lessmore’s city is destroyed in a disaster. Afterwards, his books give his life purpose and meaning. In a time when so many things seems bleak it is a gentle reminder that books are a sweet escape from the trials of everyday life.
The film reminds me that in an age of electronic readers there is still nothing quite like the smell and heft of a ‘real’ book in your hand.
Check the film out for free here. Enjoy! This film is appropriate for children of all ages!