Friday, December 10, 2010

The Snowman

I suppose many things triggered my recalling this lovely little film:  the recent snowfall, the advent of Christmas and a discussion with my daughter, Olivia, about the Aurora Borealis.

It was adapted from a picture book by Raymond Briggs in 1982.  The illustrations are simple and beautiful, as is the music.  There is no dialog, only a few words spoken at the beginning as a way of introduction.  Music and action tell the bittersweet story;  a story of joy, wonder and loss.

Here is a scene which includes the only song in the score.  Be sure to enlarge it to full screen.

A thank you to my friend Maggie, who introduced me to this film many years ago.

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