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Urban Legend
« on: 02-28-2003 18:47 »

Well, if you have never seen one, I can see why you may not like or be fond of or whatever, but once you see a short film, it's like you lost your virginity (Not really, but I couldn't think of a better opening sentence...). They have provided entertainment, laughter, encouragement, inspiration and fresh new ideas. This thread is dedicated to those wonderful 30 minute or less movies. Discuss your favorites, share websites, things like that.
My favorites:
Rejected - I decided to post this one first, so you'd pay attention  tongue This one is about the funniest one I've ever seen. It's about how a cartoonist was hired to do little in-between segment commercial thingies for a new channel, which had a family atmosphere. All of them were rejected. They show each of the cartoons, ranging from random giant spoons confronting bananas, eye-poppin' (literally) fights, ticks firing out of peoples' nipples, and a cool grand finalé.

I don't know the name of it - My good friend Willie (30ish) introduced me to shortfilms and things of the sort. This is a Run Lola Runish movie, but a whole lot better. A camera follows this guy running across the city, avoiding obstacles, and frequently changing camera angles. This goes on for about two minutes, with some funny stuff in the backround, and then the camera is staring right at his side, going at the same speed down the side walk. He then suddenly hits a pole. Hilarious.

The New Guy - This is the story of Hitler in need of a job, so he becomes a cubicle worker. The gay guy introduces himself, and Hitler has no idea what is going on, so he slaps him with a metal ruler and the gay guy screams "S.O.B.! S.O.B.!". That night, they launch a campaign against Hitler. Hitler walks in the doorway, and they bombard him with rubber bands and paper balls. Hitler recovers, pulls out two staple gun, and staples everyone dead (Not really). The next morning, he left a good-bye note  frown It was funny nonetheless.

Brother, Cousin, and Uncle series - It was funny, and sad. I can't really describe it's goodness but...

Anything by Bill Plympton - If you have not seen one, you're missing out on life.

There are others, but I cannot think of right now, so I will post when I do. Good hunting.

Lost Belgian
DOOP Secretary
« Reply #1 on: 02-28-2003 18:50 »

If you liked Rejected, you should also see:
Don Hertzfeldt - L'Amour
Don Hertzfeldt - Lily and Jim
Don Hertzfeltd - genre

« Reply #2 on: 02-28-2003 18:52 »

I saw this short film at the cinema once (subsequently played on Channel 4) with Ewan McGregor at the beach who picks up a cream cake and gets a fish hook in his mouth and gets dragged into the sea.
It was highly disturbing and I couldn't pay attention to the actual film that was on afterwards (that I'd paid to see!). My eyes! My eyes!! Unclean... unclean!
Don't watch it, it's grim.

Starship Captain
« Reply #3 on: 02-28-2003 23:25 »

 http://www.atomfilms.com  is a good place for short films. Has almost all kinds of genres.

Honorary German
Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 03-05-2003 13:01 »

I don't see many short films, but I do like that Bill Plympton guy. He is sexy.

Bending Unit
« Reply #5 on: 07-11-2004 08:53 »

I would like to take this thread to asked you what are your favorite or best short films. First of all shortfilms are movies which longs less than 1 hour. They are either live action short films or animated short films. My favorite live action short film is "The Wave". A film about a school experiment about the Holocaust which is based on a true story. It's more difficult for me to choose my favorite animated short film. I like all the movies from the Aardman Studios (especially Wallace & Gromit) and there are two Films from the University of Art in Kassel (my hometown) which have won the Academy Award(Balance by Christoph Lauenstein and Quest by Thomas Stellmach)

Urban Legend
« Reply #6 on: 07-11-2004 08:55 »

I remember watching this very weird short film - a man got 'eaten' by the chair he was sitting in. Disturbing...
« Reply #7 on: 07-11-2004 11:47 »

May I thus direct thou here...eth.

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