Oscar winning shorts
February 12, 2008 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Thanks, vronsky!
posted by not_on_display at 10:59 AM on February 12, 2008

I liked the Mel Brooks one (The Critic). But then, I laugh at anybody saying anything in that accent. See, I'm simple.
posted by ba at 11:20 AM on February 12, 2008

Closed Mondays, 1974 winner. Starring Metafilter's own, Jonmc.
posted by Dave Faris at 11:27 AM on February 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

Unfortunately missing one of my favorites, "Frank Film" by Caroline and Frank Mouris. Fortunately, Ubuweb has "Frank Film".

In fact, it's kind of sad that the blogger could only find seven films of the twenty awarded between 1960-1980. It was a glorious period of experimentation.

Great resource, though. Thanks!
posted by ardgedee at 11:32 AM on February 12, 2008

Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase was incredible. I have new respect for cubist art after seeing that.
posted by ducksauce at 11:47 AM on February 12, 2008

Beat me to it, Dave Faris -- I remember how "Closed Mondays" fascinated me back in the day. Seriously, jonmc had to do with it?
posted by pax digita at 11:53 AM on February 12, 2008

Good post, The Fly by Ferenc Rofusz from 1980, has some interesting Oscar acceptance backstory involving a mysterious bearded man.
posted by phirleh at 1:35 PM on February 12, 2008

What ducksauce said, with a sprig of mint. I don't think I've ever looked at such a wide variety of art, including the modern and cubist stuff I normally forgo, and truly enjoyed it. Vronsky, you rock.
posted by misha at 2:30 PM on February 12, 2008

Cool post!

I saw one of this year's nominations, Madame Tutli-Putli, at a Canadian film fest this past weekend. It was weird but compelling, and really beautiful. Animation is something that the National Film Board really excels in. [You can watch 70 NFB animations, some of them Academy Award winners and nominees, on the NFB site.]

/national pride
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:13 PM on February 12, 2008 [2 favorites]

It's interesting to see that so many of these that people highlight as favorites involve art so directly— Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase, The Critic, Closed Sundays.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:20 PM on February 12, 2008

'Seeing what oscar winning shorts are on youtube' has been one of those things I've been meaning to do for ages; since I discovered several where up there. Really what youtube, and the internet, is for as I would never see these otherwise, or once in a blue moon perhaps.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:21 PM on February 12, 2008

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