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Deere John
May 17, 2005 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Machine as romantic object. The short film “Deere John” explores how narrative archetype can humanize the inanimate (and is funny).
posted by stacyhall1 (10 comments total)

 
Having made films in college, it feels like I've seen this film a hundred times. Classical music mixed with a tale of whimsy combined with a one-note joke that goes on for too long. Oh, and then add a dead art form (dance). Maybe I just don't get dance. I mean, come on. Professional dancers. Really?
posted by billysumday at 9:12 AM on May 17, 2005


Wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, billysumday? Obviously, you don't get it. I found it charming. There are even professional musicians, too, if you can wrap your mind around that. Imagine...professional artists...what a concept.
posted by wsg at 9:28 AM on May 17, 2005


I'm just pleased to see that people outside of my hometown, the world headquarters of John Deere, go crazy for that company's implements.
posted by PhatLobley at 9:48 AM on May 17, 2005


You wanna see a good movie about John Deeres, watch The Straight Story. Very little dancing.
posted by billysumday at 9:50 AM on May 17, 2005


Art! Music, dance, creativity! There is so much more to life than work, and these films embrace the wonders of daydreaming, gentle expression, humor. Simply delightful. Body Vox dancers, WOW!
posted by threadbare at 9:56 AM on May 17, 2005


"Some of you feel sorry for this lamp. That's because you're crazy. It has no feelings."
posted by PsychoKick at 4:18 PM on May 17, 2005


Watch the ASDICT movie too. You must.
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:53 PM on May 17, 2005


Well, I thought the film was very charming and sweet, and I spent a lot of time checking out Mitchell Rose's other movies. My favorite was "ASDICT" too; I haven't laughed out loud for that long at a film in a while, so take that for what it's worth. (I liked The Straight Story too, billysumday -- I think there's room in the world for both).

My one quibble: whomever drove the Excavator 690E-LC deserves a screen credit, even at the expense of the punchline of listing the model only. The way the operator handled it took real finesse!

Thanks for the post, stacyhall1. I hadn't seen Rose's work before, and now he's safely bookmarked.
posted by melissa may at 8:37 PM on May 17, 2005


Thanks, stacyhall1. Rose is new to me, too. That was great. And I agree with melissa may ... ASDICT was laugh out loud funny. I also like Elevator World, which is more subdued.
posted by Gordon Smith at 12:06 AM on May 18, 2005


Does anyone else remember the movie of the student growling at the blender? I wish i could find that again.
posted by Mme. Robot at 11:21 AM on May 19, 2005


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