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Short films

Discussion in 'Pop and Chips' started by Mendalla, May 26, 2017.

  1. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    A while back, in a now quiet movie recommendations thread, @Inannawhimsey and I were trading recommendations for short films on Youtube. I have continued to enjoy these, finding that 2-4 of them will generally fill up my 45 minute sessions on our stationary bike in the evening. So, I thought I would start sharing them. Be warned, given my taste in movies, these will tend to the weird and fantastical.

    "The Fisherman" is a recent discovery, a Spanish-Hong Kong co-production that I could best describe as "The Old Man and the Sea" as rewritten by H. P. Lovecraft, though the ending doesn't quite fit that either. The Hong Kong actor playing the titular character is terrific, IMHO.

     
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  2. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    And one that I did post in the last thread but thought I'd highlight it again. "Harlequin" is a dark crime drama that is as good as any full-length feature I've seen in that genre.

     
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  3. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Any other fans of short films got recommendations or at least ones that interested you? Youtube is full of them. I imagine that other services like Vimeo have their fair share, too.
     
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    Jae Well-Known Member

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  5. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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  6. DaisyJane

    DaisyJane I probably should be working.

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    Here's the trailer for my youngest son's short film. It was featured at TIFF during the Canadian Shorts series. Unfortunately you only get a glimpse of him in the trailer, despite having a principle role in the film. He is the boy pushing the truck in the khaki pants.

     
  7. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    @DaisyJane
    How sweet :3
    U must be so proud
    I see that it reached its funding goal too
     
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  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    How does "glimpse" equal "principle role?"
     
  9. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Oats Studios
    Neill Blomkamp's experiment at crowdfunded shorts...

    A few (enough for a taste) are available online for free. For those who have seen Neill's works, you'll know what to expect. NSFW. People exploding like bags of blood. Etc. At least one of the films is a comedy, tho.
    So far an alien invasion flick (with Sigourney Weaver *squee*)
    A vietnam flick
    A fake infomercial
    And one aboot Deity and His Butler and us Humans
     
  10. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    No linkee? I'd heard about the one with Sigourney. Too bad his Alien sequel/alternate timeline didn't happen. Sounded more interesting than what Scott's been doing (which, AFAICT without watching them, is basically building a backstory that sucks all the mystery out of the original).
     
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  11. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Ah, one of Oat Studios' videos was actually sitting in my Youtube recommendations so now I know where to find them. It's a long-ish one called Firebase (the Vietnam flick mentioned in @Inannawhimsey 's post).
     
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  12. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Is fire based on ah ole 'n the ground? Dirty or mire fallacy?
     
  13. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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  14. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Just watched, the Fisherman. Well done.
     
  15. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Watched Firebase. Good as far as it goes but it's only part 1. They are crowdfunding for part 2. Basically, it is 1970 in Vietnam and both the US troops and VC are being terrorized by a monster called the River God.
     
  16. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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  17. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Subscribed. Will try to watch this week. Lovecraft period piece in black and white = must watch (no, I haven't seen the silent B&W Call of Cthulhu yet).
     
  18. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Research the mythology of Cthulhu .. it is a ctlutonic as that hairy headed lass in the pool ... Medu Sah? Some say Hydra ... eclectric extension! Something to network with ...
     
  19. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Its great
    Its an antimythology
    Or an antisystem
    Lovecraft never intended for his creations to be part of a system...or a mythos...
    The closest he came was to call what he was doing "Yog-Sothery"...
    that's the beauty of his works; all of us are free to make and invent what we wish...

    There actually is 1 author, current, who Out Lovecrafts Lovecraft...
     
  20. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Very sweet


     
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