Monday, December 20, 2010

December 25, 1914 - Simple Gifts

Here's the second to last segment from "Simple Gifts".

"December 25th, 1914" is based on a letter from the front by a British soldier.

The film is carried effectively by the soundtrack and taken to a whole new level by James McMullan's illustration.

There was a tragedy after this production.

Apparently all of the original artwork went missing -mostly likely accidentally discarded. 

1 comment:

Michael Sporn said...

Jim McMullan wanted his artwork back. That was part of the deal. I guess Bob forgot the violent argument that took place in the studio before Jim could get his work back.

I have one small piece . . . a demo Jim did for PBS early on. The rest went back to him.