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Excerpt from Issue #3, Patrick Vickers on Paperman (2012):

"I first saw Paperman at my desk at work. I watched it in a small window, hunched over a monitor, listening through my earbuds. People had been writing about it on the internet as if it were the most amazing thing – this happens all the time, but in this case the words “short film” and “produced by John Lasseter” were enough to catch my attention. 
About seven minutes later, it was over. I didn’t tell any of my colleagues about it. I closed the window and pretended I had something in my eye and I got back to work. There’s a deep pleasure in encountering something amazing and forbidden in the workplace and keeping it to yourself.  
We fit short movies into our lives in odd spaces, and they can frame our days in unexpected and curious ways. Through online distribution, Paperman has been incredibly successful. More people have seen it now than if it had been strictly confined to cinemas. Simply scrolling through the #Paperman tag on Tumblr is enough to clue you in on its success: it’s become a geek phenomenon, inspiring fanfic, art and cosplay everywhere.”

To read this essay in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. 

Excerpt from Issue #3, Patrick Vickers on Paperman (2012):

"I first saw Paperman at my desk at work. I watched it in a small window, hunched over a monitor, listening through my earbuds. People had been writing about it on the internet as if it were the most amazing thing – this happens all the time, but in this case the words “short film” and “produced by John Lasseter” were enough to catch my attention. 

About seven minutes later, it was over. I didn’t tell any of my colleagues about it. I closed the window and pretended I had something in my eye and I got back to work. There’s a deep pleasure in encountering something amazing and forbidden in the workplace and keeping it to yourself.  

We fit short movies into our lives in odd spaces, and they can frame our days in unexpected and curious ways. Through online distribution, Paperman has been incredibly successful. More people have seen it now than if it had been strictly confined to cinemas. Simply scrolling through the #Paperman tag on Tumblr is enough to clue you in on its success: it’s become a geek phenomenon, inspiring fanfic, art and cosplay everywhere.”

To read this essay in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. 

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