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In Praise of Silence

Well, not absolute silence, but who can forget the moment in The Artist when the sound kicked in and there was only breathing?

The creative team at  Moonbot Studios have drawn their from Buster Keaton to bring you a perfect short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore (although they also pay homage to The Wizard of Oz and their love for books). They say: “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favour.” It is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards, but it has already been recognised by Cinequest Film Fest as the Best Animated Short, at Palm Springs International ShortFest as the Audience Favourite Award at by SIGGRAPH as Best in Show.

Watch it now. You are snowed in. What else are you going to do?