Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Head Over Heels"

Perhaps you have already seen the short animated film, "Head Over Heels."  In my media ignorance, I just came across it.

First, here's the trailer:

I watched the entire film (10 minutes long) on YouTube and was quite impressed.  It is certainly a depiction of love as a choice and not as a feeling.  It portrays sacrifice in marriage as something that often takes time, not an immediate reaction.  It shows the husband as initiating, the wife as receiving and giving in return.  

I also found an interview with the director, Timothy Reckart, from the Verily Magazine blog, who appears to have had many of these ideas in view as he created the piece.  

If you haven't seen the film, I highly encourage taking ten minutes to do so, and then following up by reading the analysis from Timothy Reckart.  

Although it did not win the Oscar it was nominated for, this animated short is a hopeful sign of movies that are thoroughly Christian without the label or the feel of being "preachy."  In other words, it's a film for everyone.  

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