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If Book Jackets Could Walk, and Woo

Spike Jonze collaborates on stop-motion short

By Kimberley Jones, 4:06PM, Tue. Oct. 25, 2011

If Book Jackets Could Walk, and Woo

We always thought books were living things.

"Mourir Auprès de Toi" ("To Die By Your Side") is a new-ish short by Spike Jonze, Olympia Le-Tan, and Simon Chan (it actually played at this year's Cannes, but it's just now making the rounds online). Its live-action beginning is set at Paris' famous Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, but when the workday ends, the book jackets spring to stop-motion action. Very cute, in a horndog kinda way.

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