I love Herzog’s Even Dwarfs Started Small. And then there’s The Tin Drum, Freaks and The Terror of Tiny Town…
Any other recommendation?
Over the Rainbow….
I prefer to toss them, not watch them onscreen.
WILLOW !! I wiiiiiiin
The Rules of the Game
Time Bandits has some good performances.
the ewoks have a couple of films
here is one of them!
I think The Station Agent is nearly perfect.
I really liked In Bruges.
I liked the midgets in “Mad Max 3” and “Total Recall” (the midget woman firing a machine gun while standing on the bar counter is excellent :).
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
Second The Station Agent, not to mention the one scene in Living in Oblivion, where Peter Dinklage tells off Busecemi.
Jodorowski’s sidekick in the first part of The Holy Mountain is pretty memorable.
This is a stretch but:
LITTLE CIGARS (1974) – low-budget caper film about a gang of midgets (led by Billy Curtis) with a normal-sized frontperson—gorgeous blonde Angel Tompkins.
They’re filming midgets!
^ This is the one I’ve been thinking of this whole time. Now, I don’t think it’s nice to call them “midgets”, unless you give them cocaine/horse tranquilizers/hookers from Amsterdam, in which case they’re likely to either go on a racist tirade or completely ignore you.
Either way, you don’t know karate.
This is exactly my point! People going around calling you a midget when you want to be called a dwarf. Of course you’re going to blow your head off.
In THE MIGHTY BARNUM (1934), an oddball biopic about P.T. Barnum, midget actors played Col. Tom Thumb and his wife, Lavinia. The film treated them with great respect.
File under the “TERRIBLE Films About Midgets” cateogory: Jack Cardiff’s impossibly bad THE FREAKMAKER/THE MUTATIONS…like, whoa, I was so let-down at the Walter Reade tonight that I felt almost personally offended.
In spite of a promising opening 10 minute science reel about carnivorous plants. Which was very engaging. Though maybe just because I’ve been obsessed with carnivorous plants since 2nd grade.
The Sinful Dwarf (1973)
Also in the “Terrible Films About Midgets” category, and actually strangely similar to the Cardiff movie (a year apart).
“That Obscure Object of Desire,”