A kiss, a happy couple. The woman is kidnapped, the man comes to her rescue, but during their escape they find themselves in the enemy’s secret headquarters.
This classic plot conceals an hommage to action movies. In 14 minutes, Fast Film provides a tour de force through film history, from its silent beginnings to present-day Hollywood. The filmmakers printed out some 65,000 individual images from 300 films, folded them into paper objects, arranged them in complex tableaux, and then brought them to life with an animation camera in a two-year production process. –autour de minuit
Virgil Widrich (* 16 May 1967 in Salzburg) is an Austrian director, screenwriter, film-maker and multimedia artist.
Widrich works on a large number of films and multimedia projects, sometimes as part of a creative team. He is known especially for his numerous short films.
Born in Salzburg, Virgil Widrich spent his childhood in a house that is over 500 years old and stands on the Mönchsberg. While there he became acquainted with artists such as Peter Handke, who was his neighbour, and Wim Wenders, a frequent visitor. He gained his first experience with film at a very young age and was given his first camera, a Super-8, at the age of 13. That same year (1980) he made three films, My Homelife, Gebratenes Fleisch and 3 mal Ulf. He followed that with an animated cartoon titled Auch Farbe kann träumen. At the age of 15 he made Monster in Salzburg, on which he worked with actors for the first time. He created the rampaging monster… read more
A mish-mash of different films from the golden age of hollywood come together in a unique and entertaining way in this 2003 animation from Virgil Widrich that's definetly worth a spare ten minutes of your time. Recognizing the sources of the clips adds to viewing enjoyment as well.