Long and short of it continues in part 2
I loved reading the first part of this series
and it now has the second part that I have put link to.
Long and short of it goes deeper into an important topic: Whether we should have a long sentence or a short one when describing things. I would well go with the long sentence as written by Charles Dickens on his novel Oliver Twist a century ago. But it seems quite a few people prefer short ones! What's your take on this.
posted by susanharper
on Dec 2, 2008 -
, winner of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short (possibly NSFW - a couple of swear words and adult theme)
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Nov 18, 2008 -
offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of deaf children at a Danish 'fritidshjem,' a recreation centre where they meet after school."
A fascinating short documentary, approximately 17minutes.
posted by chimaera
on Sep 10, 2008 -
is a short documentary film that 'enters the complicated worlds of four hoarders; people whose lives are dominated by their relationship to possessions'.
posted by jack_mo
on Mar 7, 2008 -
(Spoilers in most links). So an SNL digital short, Dear Sister
spoofs the second season finale of the OC
. Now the internets just don't know when to stop, with parodies (of the parody) playing on everything from the obvious like The Departed
, The Matrix
, Reservoir Dogs
, and Predator
to the not-so-obvious like Lord of the Rings
, Raging Bull
, Monty Python
, Duck Hunt
(my favorite), Looney Toons
, Smash Brothers
, Office Space
, and Bio-Ooze Super Soakers
posted by ztdavis
on Apr 28, 2007 -
Ilha Das Flores video
"A tomato is planted, harvested and sold at a supermarket, but it rots and ends up in the trash. The end?
No. ISLAND OF FLOWERS follows it up until its real end, among animals, trash, women and children. And then the difference between tomatoes, pigs and human beings becomes clear."
A remarkable and devastating 12 minute film from director Jorge Furtado
posted by maryh
on Aug 18, 2006 -
is a 12-minute dialogue-free film by director Virgil Widrich about a guy inadvertently duplicating himself over and over (320 x 240 streaming Real format download link
). The most interesting aspect of the short, however, is that it was made frame-by-frame of photocopies, manipulated for jarring visual effects and then shot with a camera to put together the final cut. (Mentioned
previously by film aficionado pxe2000.) Also see Widrich's photocopied short Fast Film
with even more calamitous, unraveling effects. Get this guy toner refills for his birthday.
posted by planetkyoto
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Do short men get short-changed?
Any real life experiences to back up or refute this study? I found this very interesting: "If a teenage sense of social exclusion influences future earnings, it may have great implications for youngsters from minority groups."
posted by bittennails
on Apr 30, 2002 -
, a short film about a Pinocchio/Frankenstein-esque robot child almost a year in the making thus far, has up until recently been illustrator Brian Taylor's personal side project. He's been keeping a diary of the process on his site and posting movie clips, storyboard sketches, and descriptions of how he achieves various effects the whole time. Followers of the site recently got the good news that Taylor has received funding to work on Rustboy full-time beginning in April. I've bookmarked it so I can check in every so often and say, "MAN, I wish I could do that!"
posted by apollonia6
on Mar 24, 2002 -
Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, philosophical shopclerks are back.
For those of you who missed it's premiere on the Tonight Show
a coupla days ago, the inimitable Kevin Smith has new short up on his site(Quicktime and RealMedia). Dante and Randal are back talking all about mad German Scientists, The Jetsons
and the decline of American ingenuity. Terrific, as always, Kev.
posted by jonmc
on Mar 3, 2002 -