From Open Culture: “In 1999, Aleksandr Petrov won the Academy Award for Short Film (among other awards) for a film that follows the plot line of Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). As noted here, Petrov’s technique involves painting pastels on glass, and he and his son painted a total of 29,000 images in total. Rather incredible. Above, we present the 20 minute short.”
Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea irrevocably changed my life. At a time (early high school) when I didn’t care much for reading, it was Hemingway’s sparse prose and stories of flawed, stoic men, thrust into events beyond their comprehension that hooked me in a way I’ll never fathom. It was the perfect author at the perfect time of my life, but because of that it fostered a love for the written word I haven’t been able to kick since.