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'The Old Man and the Sea' for which Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. It centres upon an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

Alexander Petrov - animation
The film is made entirely in pastel oil paintings on glass, a technique mastered by only a handful of animators in the world. By using his fingertips instead of a paintbrush on different glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints, he was able to add depth to his paintings. After photographing each frame painted on the glass sheets, which was four times larger than the usual A4-sized canvas, he had to slightly modify the painting for the next frame and so on. It took Aleksandr Petrov over two years, from March 1997 through April 1999, to paint each of the 29,000+ frames
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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

Alexander Petrov's animation of Hemingway classic

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Guest: Adrian Mills from London. (4721 days ago)
I watched the original film with Spencer Tracy over 30 years ago and thought it was fantastic. This lives upto that work and is probably one of the best animations I have ever seen. When you consider the time, effort and skill involved.........amazing!
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I watched the original film with Spencer Tracy over 30 years ago and thought it was fantastic. This lives upto that work and is probably one of the best animations I have ever seen. When you consider the time, effort and skill involved.........amazing!
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Guest: Madison James (5141 days ago)
Simply exquisite. Thank you for sharing.
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Simply exquisite. Thank you for sharing.
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Guest: Harold (4981 days ago)
That was GREAT keep up the good work.
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That was GREAT keep up the good work.
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Guest: guest (5059 days ago)
absolutely incredible! Bravo!
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absolutely incredible! Bravo!
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Guest: guest (4898 days ago)
breathtakingly beautiful. commitment, skill , artistry, creativity - just wonderful. thank you for posting this.
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breathtakingly beautiful. commitment, skill , artistry, creativity - just wonderful. thank you for posting this.
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Guest: (5112 days ago)
Masterpiece. Petrov must have battled to create this just like the old man. Thanks
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Masterpiece. Petrov must have battled to create this just like the old man. Thanks
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Guest: mike of england (5106 days ago)
Beautiful and awe inspiring. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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Beautiful and awe inspiring. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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Guest: Patrick Thorpe (5169 days ago)
Fantastic - thanks very much for this
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Fantastic - thanks very much for this
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Guest: simi (4075 days ago)
Latest comment: This is a nice video.
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Latest comment: This is a nice video.
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Guest: Michael Sandford (5198 days ago)
wow amazing
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wow amazing
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Guest: verpi (5204 days ago)
That was beautifull, thanks for making this available!
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That was beautifull, thanks for making this available!
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