October 9, 2012
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Back in 2011 I received a bunch of 90-Second Newbery videos from Jim Adams’ English class at the Foote School in New Haven, Connecticut. I was delighted with their work, and I featured them on the website back then. The Foote school is back again with another eye-popping batch of movies! (Wondering what the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is? All is explained here.)
Above is the most ambitious film in the batch, an adaptation of The High King from Lloyd Alexander’s “Chronicles of Prydain” series by Alex H., Alex W., Liam, and Sebsastian. I loved the elaborate costumes—and holy canneoli, what a fantastic large-scale battle scene! By far the best battle scene in any 90-Second Newbery film I’ve received! The “cauldron-born” were pretty fierce too. Very zombie-like. Marvelous!
To watch the rest of this year’s excellent entries from the Foote School (including A Year Down Yonder, Shiloh, A Tale of Despereaux, The View From Saturday, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond, click here.