"There are plenty of other fishy names in the phone book."
July 9, 2017 4:43 PM   Subscribe

Fish Story is a fourteen minute video documentary where Charlie Lyne tries to find out whether his friend Caspar Salmon's grandmother, Pauline, was invited to an event in Anglesey in Wales, along with other people with fish surnames, to be given a salmon by weatherman Sir Michael Fish.
posted by Kattullus (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Trawling through the directory" snerk
posted by freethefeet at 5:23 PM on July 9 [3 favorites]


The real Fish Story
posted by namagomi at 5:26 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


The real Fish Story
posted by languagehat at 5:54 PM on July 9 [2 favorites]




This was a good li’l documentary and I am pleased it exists.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:00 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


One real fish story is the life story of Preserved Fish.
posted by ocschwar at 6:12 PM on July 9


Best of the web indeed. Brilliant!
posted by Long Way To Go at 6:59 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Best of the wet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:15 PM on July 9


Extremely enjoyable and beautifully filmed. Wonderful approach to storytelling.
posted by Miko at 7:50 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


I really enjoyed this- the visuals are just enough to hold your attention for what is, effectively, a series of phone calls with only a few on camera interviews. It's a nice playful aesthetic.

Loved all the puns. (As can be seen as I stopped watching part way through to quote one from a member of the public who receives a phone call!)
posted by freethefeet at 8:51 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


That was absolutely hilarious although I was irrationally scared that it might end with the director telling Caspar Salmon that his grandmother was a liar...

The visuals with all of their subtle fish humor were awesome, and I loved hearing Caspar's reaction to everything.
posted by mmoncur at 10:28 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


For everyone who says there's no such thing as good investigative journalism anymore ...
posted by oheso at 4:52 AM on July 10


Brilliant payoff! The coda grants this boon from the sea: Rachel & Nicki, "(I Wish He Was Like) Michael Fish" (1985).
posted by steef at 7:12 AM on July 10 [1 favorite]


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