In 1997, Russian animator Alexander Petrov singlehandedly painted a movie, morphing the pastel oil paint on glass, frame-by-frame with his fingertips.
(Part 1 of 2 above) The resulting filmed version of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea” is full of sensitive observations, aided by an evocative musical score and good sound design. It won the Academy Award in 1999.
(Part 2 of 2 above) Even though the dubbed track is in Japanese, the story of an old man catching a big fish is clear enough. Other forms of animation may have smoother action, but Petrov’s kinetic canvas conveys the brutal physical conflict of Hemingway’s story, as well as its stark poetry.
Direct link to YouTube Video, Part 1 and Part 2
Wikipedia page on Alexander Petrov