The Real Place Cam Christiansen

The Real Place Cam Christiansen
As far as five-minute documentaries about playwrights and librettists that I've never heard of go, The Real Place is the cat's meow, despite the use of a quote from Walt Whitman.

Backed by some hippie-dippy voiceover from subject John Murrell, an American-born, Canadian playwright that was accepted by those wannabe hipsters over at the Order of Canada, the animated doc flows along with an intended visual musicality and a variety of aesthetics to convey the man's inner-imagination and artistic temperament.

It's pretty; it's brief; and as far as creative homage's to artists go, it only has its head partially up its ass. (NFB)