Robot Bastard directed by Rob Schrab the creator of “Scud: The Disposable Assassin”.
If you have ever watched the Sarah Silverman Program you have seen the poster for this short film in the background.
Watch the film here
If you don’t watch this movie…
First of all, I’d like to draw attention to THIS SHORT, which I found by accident on youtube. I don’t know who made it, and the user won’t answer my inquiries. It’s simply one of the best short films I’ve ever seen:
La Jetee, of course.
Night and Fog is amazing.
Agnes Varda’s short film about pregnancy…I actually forget the name, but I really liked it.
Jarmusch’s segment for 10 Minutes older, called “INT. TRAILER” was very good.
Love Maya Deren’s work, especially “At Land”.
Probably the most affective short film I’ve ever seen was Charles Burnett’s The Horse. So amazing.
Oh, and skimming through here, I also just remembered Hedgehog in the Fog. Love that and Soviet animation in general.
I don’t know if Impasse has been mentioned yet, but I saw it yesterday and I really liked it. It’s around four minutes long and the ending is totally worth it. It caught me by surprise, yet all the clues are there. It’s something I had to watch more than once to fully appreciate.
And if you haven’t seen Glory at Sea yet, watch it! Court 13 is a collective that has yet to produce something I wasn’t inspired by.
Patriotism – surprised no one mentioned this one. probably my favorite short.
The Box Man – shit is genius.I would post a link but i guess it got bought by someone and taken down from youtube.
The Wrong Trousers – Fuckin epic…
La Jetee, one of the best science fictions films ever made.
I second Nikyatu’s choice of Gasman. Just beautiful.
Kitchen Sink – Alison Maclean
Glory at Sea – Benh Zeitlin
Son – Daniel Mulloy
Okay so neither are famous or even established – but I’ve caught their films at festivals and they just blew me away completely. I’ve watched many a short film and Glory so far trumps them all.
Son is also a seminal piece of work. I urge you to check them both out. They’re great cinema,
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “A Letter to Uncle Boonmee”
Valse Brillante de Chopin (Ophüls, 1936)
The video quality isn’t great, but either way you can still see the gracefulness of his camera.
The Silence After by Kelly DeSarla.
Ruka (The Hand)
Paradjanov’s Hagop Hovnatanian, Pasolini’s La Ricotta, Jarman’s Art of Mirrors, Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther a silent amateur film of small town life, Jim VanBebber’s Doper and Jodorowsky’s La Cravate. Just a few I don’t think have been mentioned yet.
Something like this…
House is black by Forugh Farrokhzad
Puce Moment by Kenneth Anger (Have no idea why I think this is Anger’s best, but I love it)
At Land by Maya Deren
La Jetee too of course…
When I think about short movies La Ricotta always comes to my mind. You don’t even remember is a “short”, it’s so deep and full of beauty…and I should say Che cosa sono le nuvole, too.
La Jetee, of course, is one of my favourites.
And I really love Gus Van Sant The discipline of DE. Here it is (sorry, don’t know how to insert link in the right way!)
“Quest” by graphic designer genius Saul Bass
(easily found on Dailymotion and etc, not putting a link here because it constantly expires and is reuploaded afterwards.)
“Un chant d’amour” (J. Genet)
“Hedgehog in the Fog”
“Art of Mirrors” (D. Jarman)
“The Queen Is Dead: A Film by Derek Jarman” with amazing sound
“A Summer Dress” (F. Ozon) is a lovely film and it reminds me summer
The Town (von Sternberg, 1945)
Window, Water, Baby, Moving by Brakhage is lovely and my favorite short of all
Meshes of the Afternoon by Deren
Dimensions of Dialogue Part 1 by Svankmajer
No Such Thing – no idea who directed it, an internet horror film
Mirror of Holland
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee
I’m glad to see Haanstra mentioned. :)
11 works that should be better known, in no particular order:
A Tree in Tanjung Malim
The Night it Rained
Diary of a Yunbogi Boy
The Last Letter
The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
As You Like It
Tim Burton’s VINCENT and FRANKENWEENIE, Pixar’s PARTLY CLOUDY..
BOB’S BIRTHDAY (the first episode I guess of BOB AND MARGARET)
there are so many but just a few off the top of my head:
“Tale of Tales”
“A Short Film about Love”
“Life Lessons” by Martin Scorsese from New York Stories
“Lifeline” by Victor Erice
“Meshes of the Afternoon”