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November 23, 2001 7:51 AM   Subscribe

More - movie short One of the most amusing Javascript special effects I've seen in a long time. J/k This short movie done in flash rockzor's.
posted by Niahmas (15 comments total)
 
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posted by Niahmas at 7:52 AM on November 23, 2001


I'm confused. What is the amusing JS I'm looking for here?
posted by glenwood at 8:06 AM on November 23, 2001


We actually talked about this some time ago. Still, it's a great little film.

Also, the film itself wasn't done in flash. But the website was.
posted by jpoulos at 8:07 AM on November 23, 2001


I saw this film in IMAX and it's a great little movie, if a tad preachy, but still moving: which is difficult in animation and even more difficult in IMAX.

Good choice for Buy Nothing Day as well, if you ask me.
posted by skylar at 10:08 AM on November 23, 2001


Looks like all Flash to me, except for the initial browser detection... Where's the Javascript?
posted by waxpancake at 10:22 AM on November 23, 2001


The javascript reference was a joke. It refers to this thread.
posted by jpoulos at 10:37 AM on November 23, 2001


Hrm, Looking at the pictures, I think I've seen this before as a music video on MTV2 or muchmusic or something. It was very cool though, and this version looks a lot longer.
posted by delmoi at 11:50 AM on November 23, 2001


I believe the Javascript reference was a joke refering to a post made earlier this week.
posted by howa2396 at 1:51 PM on November 23, 2001


Unsubtle, unoriginal, fish-in-barrel satire.

That "J/k" in the initial post is pretty easy to miss, not to mention rendering the whole post cryptic to anyone who doesn't know it means "just kidding," not to mention completely irrelevant anyway.
posted by rodii at 5:27 PM on November 23, 2001


Thank you, Captain Dismissal! You've once again saved the day from the evil Dr. Positivity!

This is one of my favorite animated shorts, of all time. The original non-Kenna cut is superior, but both are great.

Watch out for irrelevancy, everyone!
posted by kevspace at 6:09 PM on November 23, 2001


I don't necessarily see "More" as being anti-capitalist, as much as it's saying "don't lose your inner fire in pursuit of your dream."

And it's beautiful. I'm willing to cut something a lot of slack for its putative ideology if it's beautiful.
posted by kindall at 6:54 PM on November 23, 2001


Thank you, Captain Dismissal! You've once again saved the day from the evil Dr. Positivity!

Dr. Banality, more like.

You know, Kev, not everyone has to like what you like. You are welcome to see beauty where I see glibness. Everyone has his or her own experiences to filter through. No need to whine when somebody doesn't like something you do.

Me, I lived through the late sixties and seventies, where this sort of facile parable was a staple of every "socially concerned" artist. Every generation probably has to do it all over again, but that doesn't mean I should be impressed by it. (I had the same problem with "Fight Club" on a much larger scale.)

And really, isn't there something sort of... obvious... about "fire in the belly" being literalized as fire in the belly? That honestly doesn't make you cringe a little bit?
posted by rodii at 7:07 PM on November 23, 2001


Oh, wait, I just got the point of the "irrelevancy" dig. My "completely irrelevant" had nothing to do with the film. It was about the JavaScript joke, which was distracting people and was irrelevant to the link--kind of a self-sabotaging gesture.
posted by rodii at 7:17 PM on November 23, 2001


Hrm, Looking at the pictures, I think I've seen this before as a music video on MTV2 or muchmusic or something. It was very cool though, and this version looks a lot longer.

it was shortened for a music video for a song by Kenna called Hell Bent.
posted by mcsweetie at 7:52 PM on November 23, 2001


I dunno, rodii. Sometimes it's nice not to have to use two packs and 14 cups looking for hidden significances. Obvious metaphor can be very relaxing. Still, as you say, to each his own...
posted by Opus Dark at 11:16 PM on November 23, 2001


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