2008's "Glory at Sea
" [.mov] [vimeo] [youtube]
is an extaordinary 25-minute short film in which a group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea
. [more inside]
posted by churl
on Feb 17, 2010 -
(set to The Album Leaf's "Outer Banks") is an absolutely gorgeous bit of time lapse photography, all shot around a cityscape I couldn't recognize. Watching it made me think of this movie
, which is another bit of ethereal time lapse urbanscape beauty, this time shot in a city I did
recognize (downtown Los Angeles & LAX initially, San Francisco later). Direct download 480p version of second film here.
Of course, watching the second film reminded me of this previously posted
third film (Rivers of Light, by the Grass Collective
) involving cityscapes(downtown L.A. again - flash based preview here
), this time in slow motion, and without audio. All links are quicktime, and HUGE, but highly recommended and very, very pretty.
posted by jonson
on Oct 14, 2006 -
The Room: The Movie.
Triple-threat (actor/writer/director) Tommy Wiseau
made his cinematic debut in 2003 with the The Room
and various scenes
), "a blend between a
softcore porn flick and a Tennessee Williams stageplay."
Wiseau ("who's not just one of the most unusual looking
an unidentifiable Eastern European accent-leading men ever to
grace the screen, but a narcissist nonpareil whose movie makes Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny"
the apotheosis of cinematic self-restraint...may be something of a first: A movie that
prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back-before even
30 minutes have passed." - Variety
), allegedly raised $6 million outside Hollywood to cover production and marketing costs
of the self-described "black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies" (see various rough dress rehersals
Audience members, including comedian
, have been "marveling at the bizarre editing, bad bluescreen, uncomfortably explicit
sex scenes and, of course, the enigma of Wiseau himself"
as the film
played monthly for years
in Los Angeles. Available on
DVD, diehard "roomies" swear by the
shout out their own commentary
, hurl spoons at the screen
and singalong to the soundtrack
. Some call it "The Rocky Horror of the New Millenium"
and stage "Room"
. If you look at the marketing campaign
or survived a screening
you might see The Room as "a seminar on how
NOT to make a movie."
posted by boost ventilator
on Jun 1, 2006 -
3 Years 3 Minutes.
Every photograph this MeFi member has taken for the past three years, artfully set to music — over 11,000 images, each one there and gone in a flicker-flash. May provoke seizures in the susceptible.
[via mefi projects
posted by killdevil
on Mar 24, 2006 -
(quicktime, direct link) is a short absurdist comedy sketch about a couple who meet, fall in love & celebrate 101 blissful years together in a mall photobooth. via
posted by jonson
on Dec 9, 2005 -
from the annual Sziget
pop festival. I love getting these things and spinning them around at full speed but it can be a bit disconcerting with the The Boom Family Snuff Puppets surrounding you. And hey! spot the guy caught lighting up a doobie at the Yann Tiersen concert.
posted by tellurian
on Sep 18, 2005 -
In the Rough
..."Man has evolved throughout the ages ... Relationships, unfortunately, have not. After being kicked out of his cave, Brog discovers that living a bachelor's life is not all tha it's cracked up to be" quicktime. smaller version here.
posted by crunchland
on Aug 7, 2005 -
(quicktime) is a minute-and-a-half film that was used as an opening for the 2005 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Made by students.
Kids today. What can't they do? Making-of movie here.
posted by maryh
on Jun 24, 2005 -
Quicktime virtual reality panoramas
of thousands of picturesque places in the Western United States and Canada. Feast your eyes on The Grand Canyon
, Death Valley
, Mossbrae Falls
, Monument Valley
, a Ghost Town
, the Cascades
, Palm Canyon
, Joshua Tree
, Las Vegas
, Redwood Forests
, poppy fields
, palm groves
, and Bumpass Hell
. (via Highways West) (previous Mefi appearance)
posted by euphorb
on Jan 31, 2005 -
Bring it trombONe!
After watching this I am now wondering how fine a line there is between confidence and just being crazy.
quicktime movie, some laughter may be required
posted by Hands of Manos
on Jan 25, 2005 -