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What should we expect from the animated version of the long-thought-unfilmable "The Prophet"?
Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet' is a remarkable book that was published in 1923. Told in the form of 26 prose poems, the book has been read around the world, and it continues to resonate with new readers all the time. The book deals with a young man who is trying to get aboard a ship so he can go home, but he is stopped by people who want to grill him on a variety of subjects including love, marriage, work, joy, sorry, pain, and beauty, to name just a few. It seems like an odd choice for an animated film, but maybe the directors, including Marjane Satrapi, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, and Bill Plympton, will find a way to make each chapter feel different and important. Fingers crossed. If this pays off, it could be transcendent.
- Drew McWeeny