also, When It Rains (Charles Burnett)
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Ever since I first saw it I loved the Polish short Tango.
Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter & Christopher Nolan’s Doodlebug.
I also think Robert Zemeckis’ The Lift and A Field of Honor are hysterical.
And an honorable mention for Roman Polanski’s The Fat and The Lean. His short films are included in Criterion’s Knife in the Water DVD.
The first ones that come to mind are…
La Jetee (Chris Marker)
Vincent (Tim Burton, 1982)
The Alphabet (David Lynch, 1968)
Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren, 1946) – Possibly the most haunting short I’ve seen.
Hedgehog in the Fog (Yuriy Norshteyn, 1975)
Crin Blanc: Le Cheval Sauvage (White Mane) d.Albert Lamorisse 1952
I had only seen the dubbed and truncated US version of this before finally seeing the Janus/Criterion edition and it is absolutely superb. Makes a great double feature with Carroll Ballard’s The Black Stallion.
and of course La Jetee
Thanks to Criterion for finally getting a watchable version out.
I usually don’t remember most of the short films I see, though. I think it’s harder to make a good short film than a full length film.
Groteszk (Grotesque, Zoltán Huszárik, 1963) – http://kgy.nava.hu/szfe/groteszk.html
Játék (Game, Zoltán Huszárik, 1959) – http://kgy.nava.hu/szfe/jatek.html
Hmmmm. Death to the Tinman, or Most.
Vormittagsspuk. It’s just so silly.
My favorites from this month:
Living (Frans Zwartjes_, 1971)Ruka (Jirí Trnka_, 1965)Mobilier fidèle (Émile Cohl, 1910)Rondo (Janusz Majewski, 1958)
I forgot about this gem: j’attendrai le suivant
En Del Av Mit Hjärta (Johan Brisinger, Sweden, 2004)
Cashback (Sean Ellis, UK, 2004)
This Way Up (Adam Foulkes & Alan Smith, UK, 2008)
Geri’s Game (Jan Pinkava(Pixar), U.S.1998)
“19 Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan” by Konrad Steiner
If you can find it (and with English subtitles), check out Kim Jee-Woon’s internet short, ‘Coming Out’. An outstanding and incredibly clever vampire story, this was his most notable work prior to ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’.
with several shorts appearing in the world cup being discussed elsewhere i thought i’d bump this
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Phantoms of Nabua
Shirin Neshat’s Turbulent
anyone knows where to find a link for Jean Eustache’s short film The Pig?
Children Lose Nothing by Sharunas Bartas
Favorites from September:
Barres (Luc Moullet_, 1984)Surogat (Dusan Vukotic_, 1961)Menq (Artavazd Peleshian_, 1969)The House Is Black (_Forugh Farrokhzad, 1963)At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)
oh and Phantoms of Nabua.
Someone has uploaded the most moving short I’ve ever seen to YouTube – 2 days ago – try and watch before it gets taken down. The Last Farm by Runar Runarsson
Animation aside (I could make a list a mile long), my personal favorite short film is Corral by Colin Low. I’ve been trying to draw attention to this filmmaker forever. Corral is absolutely beautiful. A rancher rounding up his horses, silent but for the sound of a lonesome acoustic guitar. It won the Palme D’or (Short subject) at Cannes.
anything Keaton has done!!!!!!
Quite “frankly,” I don’t have time to read through this entire thread, but has anyone mentioned Frank Film, a short (non-cartoon) animated classic that won an Oscar for Best Short Animated Film of 1973? It’s also on the U.S. National Registry, an unusual feat for a short animated movie.
I mention it not because it’s got MY name in the title or because director Frank Mouris attended my M.A. alma mater, NYU. It’s just a really good, funny, self-reflexive short film. Perhaps not the best ever made but it’s up there with Da Duva and The Critic for comic short movies. BTW, I hope that someone mentioned these two extraordinary shorts too.
Personally, I prefer Bermuda shorts. (Get it?) :-)
“Charlotte et son Jules” by Jean-Luc Godard. It’s all dialogue but holds my interest more than almost any other short film I’ve seen.
Gas Man by Lynne Ramsay if nobody has said it yet? Oh, and Roy Andersson’s World of Glory.
By the way, the submissions for the 2010 East London Film Festival are now open. So if there’s any budding filmmakers out there just aching for a bit of exposure, then check out our website and see what you think.
A short bit about us, cut and pasted for your pleasure…
The East End Film Festival showcases hot new talent and homegrown films alongside larger independent releases and special events, informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers and audiences from across London and beyond, and raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – London’s East End.
We’re interested in all kinds of films and at any length. From docu to drama to experimental – you name it! So if you’re interested then drop a submission form over to us and we’ll get back to you asap.
One of the short films that has always stuck with me is the animated short Minotaur by Daniel Sousa.
His style is so uniquely surreal—unlike anything I had ever seen before, or have seen since. Almost as if Chris Marker and Tim Burton had an artistic love child. What do you think?