Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Old Man & the Sea by Hemingway in an all new light!

See hand drawn pictures of an artist's interpretation of Hemingway's The Old Man & the Sea in a stop motion video. "The effect is less like watching a movie than reading a picture book as it’s being created." writes Judy Berman for her Flavorwire article entitled Watch an Incredible Hand-Drawn Stop-Motion Version of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’.

I think the stop motion video is pretty cool and the artwork is fantastic. What do you think?


  1. What a great visual! I loved it! However, he left out a massive a mount of the backstory where the boy wasn't allowed to work with him... and where the townsfolk measured the fish after he left his vessel on the beach and staggered up to his home where the boy looked after him.

    Having an illustrated 2nd edition of the book helped me a lot with it how Hemmingway wrote and wanted to get the story across. However, this is a more modern approach; even if they missed out on the details.

  2. It's been awhile since I've read the novel and I'd forgotten about the boy and the townsfolk.