Jon Klassen on misremembering: has this ever happened to you?

There Will Be Blood Poster 203x300 Jon Klassen on misremembering: has this ever happened to you?In his 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award speech, illustrator Jon Klassen talks about having a false memory of a scene from the movie There Will Be Blood. Meanwhile, Horn Book Magazine reader Martha Bennett Stiles had the same experience with the book Mountolive. Memory is a funny thing. Has that ever happened to you?

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Elissa Gershowitz is senior editor of The Horn Book Magazine and online content editor for The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.

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  1. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    What I find most fascinating about Jon’s There Will Be Blood story is that his friends all seemed to remember the same/similar made-up details — a collective false memory — despite the bar being shown for such a brief time. I haven’t seen the movie, but it makes me wonder what visual or auditory elements WERE included that would evoke the same atmosphere for different people.

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