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Everyone has a favourite film, but do you have a favourite short film? Mine is David Lynch's "The Alphabet".

(Anything under 45 mins can be allowed for this thread.)

Chriddof (Chriddof), Sunday, 3 August 2003 10:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rejected (thanks to Girolamo for the link)

Sommermute (Wintermute), Sunday, 3 August 2003 10:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No prob!
http://www.awn.com/oscars01/images/rejected004.gif

Girolamo Savonarola, Sunday, 3 August 2003 17:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'La Jetée' (Finally out on DVD with 'Sans Soleil' this week!)

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Sunday, 3 August 2003 17:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

La Jetée is also available on one of the Short compilations -
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000031VPS/002-7320341-2489628?vi=glance

(I got mine for $5.99 from Fry's Electronics)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Sunday, 3 August 2003 17:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

most of Jonas Mekas films

hebe cat (hebe), Sunday, 3 August 2003 19:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Chris Morris's Oscar winner was on TV a couple of days ago, and is great. But my choice would be something by Chuck Jones or Laurel & Hardy. You want to tell me they don't count, you have some arguing to do.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 3 August 2003 21:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I saw an animated one called "infected" that I really liked, but I can't remember too much else about the mode.

Matt (Matt), Sunday, 3 August 2003 22:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Chris Morris's Oscar winner was on TV a couple of days ago, and is great.

I still haven't seen that yet (I forgot it was on) but it was a BAFTA winner, not an Oscar winner.

But my choice would be something by Chuck Jones or Laurel & Hardy. You want to tell me they don't count, you have some arguing to do.

Mr Jones and L&H are fine! Favourite Chuck Jones short - I forget the name of it but this big bulldog was trying to protect and raise this tiny orphan kitten on his own. Sounds a bit cloying but was actually immensely funny.

Chriddof (Chriddof), Monday, 4 August 2003 10:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Truffaut's "Antoine and Colette" sequence from "L'amour a vingt ans".

Tag (Tag), Monday, 4 August 2003 10:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

How could I forget Tex Avery : Slap-Happy Lion, Magical Maestro, Blitz Wolf, Little Rural Riding Hood, Little 'Tinker and Black Luck Blackie are the best cartoons ever made.

Sommermute (Wintermute), Monday, 4 August 2003 10:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'La Jetée' (Finally out on DVD with 'Sans Soleil' this week!)

Fucking hooray!

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Monday, 4 August 2003 10:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

La Jette
Any of Lynn Ramsay's shorts
Mike Mills' "Architecture Of Reassurance"
The French Doors
Also a brilliant German horror short done in the style of an industrial health & safety video whose name I can't remember

Nathan W (Nathan Webb), Monday, 4 August 2003 11:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

^... Staplerfahrer Klaus?

Sommermute (Wintermute), Monday, 4 August 2003 11:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That's the one, Sommermute. It's fantastically gory, but very funny in an Evil Dead II kind of way.

Nathan W (Nathan Webb), Monday, 4 August 2003 11:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've seen this! Chris Barrus, Nick Graham and I caught it -- it was a few months ago at the housewarming party of sometime poster Matt Maxwell. Oh dear lord, it was funny and wrong all at once.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 4 August 2003 12:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

!!!

I guess this thread contains a valuable lesson for the German film industry : Less Tykweresque "magic realism" - more impromptu surgery.

Sommermute (Wintermute), Monday, 4 August 2003 14:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Fridge," Peter Mullan. Saw it on before a showing of La Haine in Glasgow's GFT and it blew the latter out of the water.

Jamie Conway (Jamie Conway), Monday, 4 August 2003 17:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

La Cabina!

retort pouch (retort pouch), Monday, 4 August 2003 18:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'Lost Book Found' by Gem Cohen.

anything by Jan Svankmajer.

Wyndham Earl, Monday, 4 August 2003 18:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The third segment of "Trilogy of Terror" starring Karen Black; the one with the Zuni fetish doll.

Sean (Sean), Monday, 4 August 2003 18:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'Zero for Conduct' or 'The Inaguration of the Pleasure Dome' or 'The Red Balloon'

Andrew L (Andrew L), Monday, 4 August 2003 19:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A Movie by Bruce Conner

theodore fogelsanger, Monday, 4 August 2003 21:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bambi Meets Godzilla

bnw (bnw), Monday, 4 August 2003 21:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Street of Crocodiles is still probably my favorite.

Dan i., Tuesday, 5 August 2003 02:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The third segment of "Trilogy of Terror" starring Karen Black; the one with the Zuni fetish doll

scared the SHIT out of me...

luna (luna.c), Tuesday, 5 August 2003 02:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Kim Thompson's "All the Great Operas in Ten Minutes"

weatheringdaleson (weatheringdaleson), Tuesday, 5 August 2003 03:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is a weird and great series all the way through, but this is my favorite episode.

http://www.ifilm.com/filmdetail?ifilmid=104322

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 5 August 2003 03:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Roy Andersson-World Of Glory

or

Man Ray - Retour A La Raison

European Samuel Glickstein (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bruce Connor - Report

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yay bruce conner

European Samuel Glickstein (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Any of Lynne Ramsay's shorts
Mike Mills' "Architecture Of Reassurance"

So OTM!

There was a really brilliant one made by students at the Florida State film school last year called Fields of Mudan about children who think they're seeking a better life in America but end up unwittingly as prostitutes. It was very depressing but amazing.

Has anyone seen that new one with Melanie Lynskey in it called something like The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Caulwaulder? Is it any good? And what is it with her ending up in lesbian roles anyway? She's going to be New Zealand's new Lucy Lawless, I swear...

Ian Riese-Moraine. To Hell with you and your gradual evolution! (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, I forgot Les Mistons and Antoine and Colette...and Tramway (or is it just The Tram?) that's on the special features of Trois Couleurs: Rouge.

Ian Riese-Moraine. To Hell with you and your gradual evolution! (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

isle of flowers
la jetee
report
window water baby moving
alone: life wastes andy hardy
inauguration of the pleasure dome
rejected
STAPLERFAHRER KLAUS
just about every chuck jones thing ever

joseph (joseph), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

how did i forget THE GRANDMOTHER? (the early david lynch short - i nearly cried watching it)

joseph (joseph), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

a college-age cousin-in-law (is that a thing?) made this and it is quite good imo

https://vimeo.com/158670138

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://vimeo.com/242569435

StanM, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 19:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

La Chambre by Chantal Akerman

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 20:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XZSepeaqU
"There It Is" (1928), by Charley Bowers

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

"Still Life" is a pretty inventive horror film from 2005.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvJT7WjaBCs

Jazzbo, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:50 (one week ago) Permalink


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