Hand-Drawn Stop-Motion Version of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea is the kind of book that lends itself to reimagination, perhaps because its story is so minimal that readers have to fill in the visual, philosophical, and even narrative details on their own. So it’s fascinating to watch Marcel Schindler’s stop-motion interpretation of the story, in which Hagen Reiling draws the novel’s entire plot, from beginning to end, in black ink on several sheets of paper. The effect is less like watching a movie than reading a picture book as it’s being created. The video was apparently made as a school assignment — and we sure hope Schindler got an “A.”

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