The Resource Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson

Label
Dear Mr. Watterson
Title
Dear Mr. Watterson
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
Calvin and Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe.  When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the departure of Calvin, Hobbes, and Watterson's other cast of characters, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement. It has now been more than a decade since the end of the Calvin and Hobbes era.  Bill Watterson has kept an extremely low profile during this time, living a very private life outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  Despite his quiet lifestyle, Mr. Watterson is remembered and appreciated daily by fans who still enjoy his amazing collection of work. Mr. Watterson has inspired and influenced millions of people through Calvin and Hobbes.  Newspaper readership and book sales can be tracked and recorded, but the human impact he has had and the value of his art are perhaps impossible to measure. This film is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, or to invade his privacy.  It is an exploration to discover why his 'simple' comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the 80s and 90s, and why it still means so much to us today. "Offers not only an in-depth look at the comic strip's unique influence but also a concise snapshot of the dwindling state of newspapers and their "funny pages." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times "A pleasant reminder that if you haven't taken those Calvin and Hobbes anthologies off the shelf in a while, maybe it's time to go exploring again." - Ian Buckwalter, NPR "If you're a fan of Calvin and Hobbes, director Joel Allen Schroeder's documentary Dear Mr. Watterson is more of less pure joy." - Dave McGinn, Daily Globe and Mail Awards Official Selection - Cleveland International Film Festival Golden Badger Winner - Wisconsin Film Festival 2013 Official Selection - Dead Center Film Festival 2013 Official Selection - Cinetopia International Film Festival 2013 Invitation - Southside Film Festival 2013 Official Selection - Cinefest Sudbury 2013 Best Feature - Chagrin Documentary Film Fest 2013 Official Selection - New Orleans Film Festival 2013 Official Selection - Buffalo International Film Festival 2013 Official Selection - Frederick Film Festival 2013 Official Selection - Savannah Film Festival 2013  
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Fingerprint Films in 2013
Language note
In English
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  • Allen Schroeder, Joel
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
90
Technique
live action
Label
Dear Mr. Watterson
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/133197
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1133196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1133196
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921954894
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Dear Mr. Watterson
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/133197
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1133196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1133196
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921954894
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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