In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age.
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An inventive and hauntingly realistic portrait of a teenager's gadget and internet-soaked existence. We see only Noah's screen as he browses porn and Facebook, listens to music, and argues with his girlfriend. Through the horrible grammar and the focus shifting frantically from window to window - what we get is a clear picture of modern youth: plugged in, restless, and completely out of touch with reality.
Great editing and very good use of time, in this piece. Ironically, in the context it is aimed at, 18 minutes is a very long time. 18 seconds is usually time enough to look at any images that move. This is actually quite surprising and fresh and completely zeitgeist. I am reasonably confident that facebook users* (yes there is a need for that expression) will identify with it, and that it will touch them. Nice work!
great concept, had immense potential and quickly squandered it by turning itself into anti-social-network indoctrination. Noah paints a realistic picture of our current virtual habits, naively zoomed-in on its calamitous consequences, for which we - and not the internet - are to blame
That missed connection at the end. Great little film. Fresh. Love the gimmick, the details.
||| Short - Watch it here: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/09/short-film-noah-tells-tale-of-heartbreak-on-computer-screen
Meh to the story – its central gimmick is really cool, but I thought the camera zooming toward specific parts of the computer screen undercut the stylistic choice. It cheated its own rules. But in terms of how this might lay the ground for other innovative depictions of the Internet, I'm very excited.