**As Neil predicted, the video is no longer available. However, it was wonderful of Mr. Gaiman to share with us the link to his latest creative endeavor! I hope it is available from Sky soon.**
Happy New Year! When my friend, and fellow librarian, Jennifer Lu’Becke sent me this link to Neil Gaiman’s short film Statuesque I knew I had to share it with you fine folks.
Statuesque is the tale of a man that falls in love with a living statue. It is a beautiful story told completely without words. I certainly have a soft spot for both Neil Gaiman and for the short movie format. Here is an excellent example how a story can be told in less than ten minutes, with no dialog, and can be more amazing than most full-length films currently being produced and sold to the public. Also, I am slightly biased in my affection for this piece since it is similar to a script I wrote years ago that never got around to producing. Perhaps I will have to tweak it a bit and give it a go in 2010.
Bravo, Neil! You have done it again! Cheers to you all and here is to a new decade and plenty more librarian geeky goodness!