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No. 3001
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Willkommen! This thread is for the sharing and discussion of short-films of all kinds.

I would like to start with two films directed by Russian filmmaker Andrei Khrzhanovsky that are of importance and demonstrate the technical level Soviet/Russian animation once operated on.

>The Glass Harmonica (1968)

The first (and allegedly only) animated film banned in the USSR for its depiction of totalitarianism and censorship of the arts. Inherently it has an anti-capitalist message in the role money plays turning people into monsters but you can obviously see what is really at work.

What is interesting about this other than the on the nose message is the use of historical artwork in a surrealist format. It was a very daring film even for life in the Khrushchev Thaw.

>There Lived Kozyavin (1966)

Kozyavin is a simple bureaucrat living in a Kafkaesque world. One day he is ordered by his boss to locate a visitor to the office and proceeds on his mission to find him in the only way a bureaucrat can.

What does Ernst think and does he have any films that he would like to share?
No. 3004
Good thread. Two interesting choices for you that I would immediately complement with a very gloomy short that was inspired by a similarly gloomy story by Bradbury.

>There Will Come Soft Rains

Unfortunately I was not able to find it in any decent quality. It is still worth watching.
No. 3006 Kontra
>for you
*from you
No. 3011
I would like to share to modern short films that have left a deep and lasting impression on me. I don't want to compare them or give the impression that they are somehow related; but they inevitably register as something from the same category. This has to do with the mood and the references that are used and it's more of a testament to the culture that recent years have brought forth that they feel so similar. At least they do to me.

The first one is called I, Pet Goat II (though it's also referred to as Heliofant).

The second one is called In Shadow, by Lubomir Arsov.
No. 3014
I'm generally not the type of kind writing stuff like this, but I think The Glass Harmonica is pretty antisemitic tbh.
I try to find other interpretations for the capitalist sitting in his gold vault with the long nose which grows longer when people start to fight over his single coin, but....well.
No. 3017
>The Glass Harmonica
I was shocked to see the people overthrowing a totalitarian government. That would explain why it was banned.
>if mankind perished utterly
Very gloomy, but I enjoyed it
>I,Pet Goat II
Good choice

My own contribution:
More, by Mark Osborne
A man try to find meaning in a grey world.
No. 3018
2 minute long Ukrainian animation. The short has no symbolic meaning, it's just a modern comic interpretation of the character of the Slavic fairy tale, Kolobok. It seems that other European cultures have similar stories and would appreciate the humor.


I'm a big fan of Soviet/Russian/Jewish animation director, Garri Bardin, the winner of Short Film Palme d'Or of Cannes Film Festival in 1988.

His shorts:

"Vykrutasy", for this short Garri won Short Film Palme d'Or at 1988 Cannes Festival.

"Adagio", the short film is named after the main beautiful musical theme Adagio in G minor, the director needed to pay more than $10,000 just for the right to use this music in the movie. The 90s in Russia were horrible times for anyone who was not a member of a criminal group, Bardin was able to collect only $2,000 and the rest of the price was paid for by the French patron of art, who is a fan of Russian animation and son of some influental French billionaire.
No. 3022
>modern comic interpretation
wow our life is truly horrible
No. 3027
I don't think I've ever seen that ending before (I seem to remember story ends when the machine destroys the house). Maybe this is a forgotten cut which might explain why the quality degrades just after that part.

Kinda spooky to see today given the rise of automated personal assistants over the past couple of years.

It is an interesting observation to read into as Khrzhanovsky was himself Jewish and therefore part of a broad movement that rehabilitated Jewish culture Post-Stalin. Despite this the film is also contemporary to a rise is antisemitic caricatures following the Six-Day War both in the East and West that may complicate matters.

I suppose we will never know for sure but I think it is telling that the music of the harmonica equally effects the greedy rat and he becomes one willing to share and stand-up to authority with the rest. He might not be Jewish at all but merely be drawn to leave no ambiguity as to his perverted character -reverse antisemitism.
No. 3032
Garry Bardin is amazing. Those character designs are so simple, like matchsticks, but he draws real emotion out of them.
I was also incorrect in
After reading more about The Glass Harmonica to understand its context, it was censored for portraying censorship. Sorry OP. After watching the film I had forgotten your introduction mentioned that detail.
I also don't know what to make about the anti-semetic charge. Contemporary articles use that term referencing the imagery, but the surrealist aesthetic portrays a number of grotesque characters. And
gives a good analysis. Either way, I noticed the rat character and assumed it was a jewish characture, but it didn't define the film and I don't think it should detract from it.
No. 3089
This threda cant be on page 2

t. Mod expact
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> In Shadow, by Lubomir Arsov
I had come across some scenes from this one edited into other videos on YouTube, but this was my first time seeing the whole thing. It's very much like I, Pet Goat II, in the way it breaks into minute by minute symbolism. Pet Goat utilized more animation and transformation, but they both use images for social and political commentary.
It felt a lot like street art, and that is an art form I have a lot of respect for.
No. 3132
>A Heap of Trouble (2001), 4 mins

I remember watching it very long ago, still find it hilarious and somewhat smart about how humans react to nudity.
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Hyper-Reality (2016)

Virtual reality has become an essential part of life, but with the reliance on it also come downsides.

Director: Keiichi Matsuda

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>The House of Small Cubes

It's basically a japanese 12min animated movie about an old man revisiting his past.
The underlying themes are of course age/mortality and loneliness, but also destruction of our environment and others.
Nobody speaks in it. I rather enjoyed it.
No. 3175
Indeed. Though I find the symbolism of In Shadow much easier to interpret than that of Pet Goat II. Likely because I grew up without any religious background and simply don't know much of the references.

In Shadow, on the other hand, is earily close to a lot of things I had already thought about in similar terms on my own. Here is an observation that was fun: Re-watch In Shadow under the pretense that the 90-degree-angle is a human thing (aka artificial).
No. 3180
>A Heap of Trouble
Very funny.

>Log Driver's Waltz (1979)

I saw this one as a child. The song is a Canadian classic.
No. 3189
In Shadowis definitely easier to interpret. I think that's why it would be brilliant as a street art project. Instead of a film, imagine the different scenes painted as wall murals on a long road or avenue, one image after another. The story would unfold as people walked or drove by.
Pet Goatdoesn't work so easily. The visuals are more esoteric. Not only is it still being interpreted and reinterpreted, but it's actually discussed on various sites by people who go so far as to analyze each frame for hidden clues. I don't know if they're right, that the director layered that much meaning into each shot, but it's interesting to look into.
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Oh Willy... (2012)

No. 3215

Annecy animation festival and Zagreb festival often feature interesting animated works, I recommend to check the archives on their websites if you wanna find more good animation. Large corporations have almost no influence on those festivals, the competetion there is much more honest than on the Oscars.
No. 3216
Can you point me to some of those interpretations? I'de be interested to see others takes on it.
No. 3264
Here are a couple of links.
This is probably the most useful. It's an 18 minute video that first plays I, Pet Goat II in full, and then plays it again stopping the scenes and detailing the symbolism.


This one might not be so useful, and probably belongs more in
It's a discussion thread where users are not only looking at the symbolism, but are trying to determine if the images actually predicted current global events. It demonstrates what I mentioned in >>3189
No. 3276
>They're Made Out Of Meat (2005)

This is widely regarded as a classic dealing with issue of humanity and the differences we might have with aliens. It's simple but very effective.

>Tulip, Texas and Us (2011)

Story that follows a woman's relationship with a tuba player and their plan to go to New York together. It has a very comfy Wes Anderson vibe to it that breaks the fourth wall occasionally.

Despite how overwhelming her world is I'm rather jealous that she can just turn all the bullshit off. Imagine being able to walk down a city street and not see any advertisements or how much quicker shopping would be if it was all gray boxes.

It is not the point of the film of course but it did make me angry and tired.
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No. 3291
Thanks, there were definitely things in the video that I missed. Not sure about some of the suggestions and conclusions are still illusive.
No. 3306
That was big fun to watch. Even though, artistically, it wasn't much of a masterwork, it was very entertaining. 9/10

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[Internal screeching]
No. 3308
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Creature Comforts (1989)

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This reminded me of TV Funhouse, a series of comedy shorts in 1he 1990's. Creature Comforts is better, and makes more creative use of the original audio track..

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Franz Kafka's a Country Doctor (2007)

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You may also enjoy this director and animators other solo work if you haven't already:

>The Diary of Tortov Roddle (Complete Series)
This is a collection of animated shorts with a total runtime of 16 minutes. The story follows the surreal travels of Tortov Roddle and his pig companion with no dialogue save for the short entries in his diary.

Rated: EC for extremely comfy

I could spend a lifetime watching shows like this
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Ring of Fire (2000)

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This was incredible. Very emotional and not at all what I expected. That last scene...I don't even want to spoil it with this spoiler.
No. 3479 Kontra
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Why is my image so big? That picture is not worth 17MB. Here's a version that is more bandwidth friendly.
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>sharing and discussion of short-films of all kinds
It is not a short film in the classical sense, but if you have a lot of imagination and mental power, you can project the missing thing yourself. And there's another advantage, it's true. It is the pure, relentless truth.

You have a lot of imagination and intellectual power, right?

No. 3492 Kontra
That feel, when your GF is dining with you in spirit while being on the Titanic.

Kontra for TFW, but sad it is.
No. 3493
That's pretty exciting tbh.
But I watch it in 2x speed, for I am a pleb.
Still it's horrifying how long communication took and how many ships burnt all their kettles to reach them way too late.
No. 3494
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>But I watch it in 2x Speed
The first time I heard at 1/2 Speed (and it was usually too fast anyway), because for me it was just a Morse exercise at first. But then the pictures came in my head. I've never seen the new, kitschy Titanic movie, but I've read a lot about the Titanic.

2:17 a.m.
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Glassy Ocean (1998)

No. 3508
>You fools keep out
Can you explain that? I really dont't get it and it sounds Lovecraftian to me.
No. 3528
Android 207


Short and simple, but one that I always enjoyed.
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There were (and still are) many short forms and phrases in Morse radio. Unfortunately, I do not know all. If you listen closely, Titanic will not be T-I-T-A-N-I-C, just M-G-Y (call sign).
>You fools keep out =>Ship is 500 miles away and asks nonsense;
>Old Men => Wichtige Station ABER, schwaches Signal, gerade noch zu lesen, halte dich kurz und wiederhole.
>can not hear FOR NOISE OF STEAM => You had to let the pressure of the steam boiler escape, that is very very loud, the receivers of that time were not efficient, without amplifiers;

I'm not an amateur radio operator, they're all jerks!
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But Milk Is Important (2012)

No. 3603
I wish I could upload flv here. I have a ton of videos all saved under flv that apparently nobody uses anymore. I'm scared of this happening to webms too.
No. 3604
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FLV posting is enabled.
Don't except thumbnails, though, but they will come soon.
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Excellent job mods thanks :3
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Thumbnails are enabled now.
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Someone needs to make a playlist with all the videos posted itt so i can comfortably binge them
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Found this webm in a webm thread once and have been wondering if it's an excerpt from something longer.
As far as my research goes Augusta Treverorum is the name of a musician and while his music sounds like that in the video, I could not find anything on the video itself.
If it is indeed from a short film, I'd be delighted if any of you can tell me more.
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Old Lady and the Pigeons - Chomet

Very funny, somewhat abstract film. From the guy who went on to make Triplets Belleville.

22 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pa0pBfrev8
No. 3888
I don't fucken get it
No. 3906
Serious spoilers for Oh Willy. I didn't understand it until the breast popped out. The journey through the forest was Willy returning to the natural state he had given up. He became a child again grieving for his lost mother.
No. 3976
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Sleep Walk (2013)

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Ticking Away (2016)

No. 4198

The most late 90s-early 00s short film you will likely ever see.

Wasn't it his father who died?

t.not him
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> Wasn't it his father who died?
No, it wasn't.
No. 4295
Brilliant, thank you, ukranian help-helper :3
No. 4296 Kontra
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Forgot to add file
No. 4320
Can anyone recmomend some noice regular-length films?

I'm particularly interested in 'exploration' vibes. Annihilation did it quite well. Aguirre the Wrath of God did too, but with more abstract and less fantasy feels.
No. 4341
Uh, this is a long shot and at first seems very off, but do take a look at Primer (from 2004). The entire film feels like looking someone over the shoulder while they are discovering something truly important. But in a manner like you are almost invading their privacy and you are seeing something that you aren't supposed to.
No. 4345
Primer was pretty cool but I liked Pi more. Also the Cube movies were cool despite being B horror films.
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> I'm particularly interested in 'exploration' vibes.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
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Will check it out, thanks. Been hearing about this one for years.

I just watched 'Life of Pi' funnily enough, which was quite hollywoody (and I heard about the VFX controversy) but cosy.

Yes seen this, it's good. If you haven't seen Aguirre, I strongly recommend it. Similar vibes of madness in the jungle.
No. 4396 Kontra
>Can anyone recmomend some noice regular-length films?
Would you please use this thread for that >>44
I don't want to double check everything i read itt for being a short film or not.
No. 4454
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The Hedgehog (2013)

No. 4456
So if you like sonic you will kill yourself because you will grow up looser?
No. 4457
So what's this pic from.
No. 4464
That was depressing.
It sure looks that way.The old man is not the boy, but represents an older version of someone like him, someone obsessed with Sonic since the days of VHS tapes.
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Sometimes things are memed to death but no one can tell where the original picture came from. My pics are from Empire of Dust ( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2148945/ ), the documentary with only 231 votes on IMDB. I doubt that even 1% of people posting those pictures know about the movie.
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No. 4579
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Maybe people who watch the movie just aren't into voting things on imdb that much?
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Good movie but here is the short 18 minutes version (truly a short-film)

Russian pilots in the congo
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This just appeared in my youtube front page even though I watched it on vimeo a week ago.

Fucking google big brother.
No. 4774
You have to block google analytics. Regardless of browser or anything every time you go to load a page that piece of shit loads too for some reason
>muh infowars
It actually used to be a fairly okay site tbh and broke a lot of factual stories.

Regarding this, I can confirm that those pieces of shit use your phone as active listening devices. I was once talking to a coworker about the suboxone wrappers that started showing up all over the area. That same week I started getting bombarded with ads for Suboxone on my phone. I had never searched for it before and had no reason for it to appear. The fuckers actually heard me mention an anti-heroin product and started advertising it to me. I've also every once in awhile turned off ad and script blockers and searched random hardware parts. I find it oddly soothing when instead I am being asked to get various pieces of plumbing, electrical installation and construction materials instead. So at the very least it isn't too difficult to trick the spyware either by just searching for senseless shit too but the fact of the matter is they're also listening to your voice.
No. 4777
I have ublock and have deleted all google shit off my phone.
But I guess that's not enough. I'll have to look more into disabling the google jew.
No. 4780
I hear stories like that all the time, yet i never experienced it myself.
All the ads i get are from dumb stuff i don't need, want or care about.

Even youtube suggests in 90% of the cases videos to me that i don't care about.
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>Russian planes are all grounded for safety concerns
>in Congo, where all the planes are already blacklisted
Holy Jesus, my sides
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No. 5037
Pretty cool how they managed to capture a very folk tale essence in this. To me I kept thinking that this is what we would see if we went back in time and taught Anglo-Saxons film-making.
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Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux (2015)

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Pluto and the Vessel (2013)

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I found this looking for more work by the director(s) of Ernest & Celestine.

La queue de la souris (A Mouse's Tale)

No. 8413
>Brian and Charles
Dark and emotional comedy about a depressed man who builds a friend

Her new movie on what if everyone acted on their impulses is pretty good:
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> Her new movie
No. 8477
When digital television transmission first started in Italy, there was a channel that ran short movies and contemporary rock, uninterrupted: FLUX and later QOOB TV. I loved it.


There was one that I could not find on YouTube: the setting was a post apocaliptic wasteland. Two soldiers, dressed up like the ones in Jin-Roh or Fallout New Vegas guardians, fall under sniper fire while in recognition. They run to hide behind ruins but one of them gets shot and I don't recall the rest. Can you help me to find it?
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No. 10037
>Mice, a small story

Lord of the Rings as a short tale of mice. It's pretty comfy watching all scenes redone.

>A Date in 2025

In the near future a man's AI assistant judges that he will soon kill himself if he doesn't go out on a date soon.
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Lord of the Rings as a short tale of mice. It's pretty comfy watching all scenes redone.
So common trope
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I suspect more-so on the Russia.
No. 10045
I don't remember her name but as a child I did have a crush on that little mouse from the Rescue Rangers. I was very little.
No. 10081
Gadget Hackwrench
No. 12042
Happy Halloween, I think it might be an idea to get comfy and share some horror movies.

I'll start with the classic SCP 2399:

The video is a well crafted narrative that gives you a sense of looming dread over the something other.
No. 12043

This is my favorite, an animated short set to a Russian surrealist poem

It's kind of spooky too I guess

Maybe I should translate/sub it since it seems nobody has bothered yet
No. 12846
The poem has a decent English translation, and I saw this cartoon with English subtitles on YouTube a couple of times, so you probably shouldn't.
The history behind it is also interesting: its author was known mostly as a children's poet, yet when his father died, he fell in grief end expressed it through this poem.
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Quality content!
No. 12850
I'd expect there should be a translation already but I haven't found it so far
If you've seen it, please share a link

The whole OBERIU seems very interesting overall, I have to read more about/by them
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No. 13005
>Goat Witch

Great short experience and especially soundtrack. Afterwards can listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BihUCqQp-Rs
No. 13208

Rather a skit, but I guess it counts

Hits me pretty hard, probably one of the darkest things MDE did
No. 13209
It loses a lot without the Cop Killer audio. The editing doesn't make sense without it.

Also, the darkest thing MDE ever did was probably Moms, which was also their best sketch ever IMO.
No. 16923
Resurrecting epic bread with a classic:

Holy crackers!
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I can't even deal with that level of banality so here take this
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We Can't Live Without Cosmos (2014)
Two friends dream of becoming cosmonauts.
No. 16985
That was good, thank you. Though more of a music video than a short film, if we want to make that distinction.
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A short about what we live in. Thirty years old by now.

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No. 17119
Night on Earth, Helsinki(1991)

No. 17209

Just rediscovered this guy, this is so good. Glad his channel blew up.
His series of shorts called Interface is also very impressive: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPnjato8iGXLQbppBPhOny8XLSRl7S5pM
No. 17264
Really liked this one. Thanks for posting.

On a somewhat unrelated note it was really difficult to watch this. Mostly because I got some sort of a migrane(never had one so can't be sure) or brain damage which got progressively worse while watching and typing this message is pretty difficult. Probably wasn't caused by the video itself but just thought of giving the heads up just in case.
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>giving the heads up just in case.
That's very considerate. I watched Night on Earth and, apart from feelings, remain symptom free. I hope you're doing better.

Island of Flowers really takes a dark turn at the end. Thanks for sharing that one.
I'm going to post what is probably the exact opposite film. Well, it doesn't really qualify as a film, but is more of a nostalgic view of 1980's American mall culture. I thought it was well done with every stereotype is included in under 2 minutes. The song is Remember When by Mitch Murder.
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It is not just mall stereotypes. There are also at least two movies referenced, Short Circuit and Gremlins. Maybe I missed others. Are those from 1984 or why are they in there? I thought Short Circuit came later.
I really like this synthwave stuff like Mitch Murder, even though this is by far not my favourite artist. With the 80s being my childhood and despite neither the decade or my childhood having been close to fantastic, the time since alone and the good memories you have, give a warm feeling of nostalgia when reminded of it.

The title of the movie instantly made me think of a short documentation(?) about mall life of the 80s but I seem to be unable to find it. It has the same vibe as the video a few guys took at a tank stop one early morning. If I stumble upon it, I'll post.
Meanwhile have this covering the topic on all levels instead: https://youtu.be/w6Q3mHyzn78
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Gremlins was in 1984, but you're right about Short Circuit coming later. I also noticed a Batman movie poster and an Andre the Giant sticker, both of which took place in 1989. 1984 was probably chosen because, as the decade's middle year, it was numerically peak 1980s.
>a short documentation(?) about mall life of the 80s
>have this covering the topic on all levels instead
Even if you didn't find the film you were looking for, that Tiffany video was well chosen. It truly is a time capsule.
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t.borned in 1988
No. 18341

Just discovered this guy (Alan Resnick), hilarious but also unsettling at the same time. Somewhat reminiscent of MDE, particularly this other short of his: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg29TuWo0Yo
No. 18777
On a Bristol council estate in the 1980s a kid gets his bike stolen and goes on a mission to track it down. Nicely put together for a short film.
No. 18789
What exactly is a council estate? I have heard Brits talking about "the estate I grew up on" and it usually means a kind of hardship they had to go through. How are these places special and different from other areas people live in?
No. 18820
Traditionally although this is not the case anymore.
Council = local gov
A council estate, was social housing for plebs, although originally you needed references, to be of good moral character, families and employed where move to the front of the line.
That didn't last long.
So the new built housing, housed the poor.
The was a segregation, with bad estates have bad families and there was a stereotype that certain estate were rough ie high crime likely to be beat up.
Decent people didn't want to live in council estate.
Then labour decided to mix the poor and criminals from bad estate and mix them with good estates.
Government policy with Thatcher allowed you to buy your council house, most people didn't.
Council houses typically have lower rents, bad neighbours and free repairs from the council, ie new windows, heating, roof, insulation.
As such is a huge liability and seen as desirable to offload this housing and get money for the council.
Whereas council estates where built to house the poor, few new council estates where built as they were a liability and private housing sold at a premium.

tl;dr Council estate = public housing
Now full of feckless plebs, criminals, single mothers and paki's.

Why people say they are proud to be from an estate, just blydo working class pride.
No. 18829
Thanks for the explanation. It seems to be something like our Sozialbauten which dominate certain areas in some bigger cities. But the way Brits talk about it, I always had the impression it was like a seggregated community.
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I'm currently watching through a series called Love, Death + Robots and it suddenly struck me that it's really a bunch of short films. 18 episodes, each between 5 and 20 minutes. Some are remarkably good, like Good Hunting, The Witness and Zima Blue. These tree might be among my favourite 10 short films now. They are created (whatever that means in this context) by the guy who made the first Deadpool film, but they are made by different studios, with some studios doing more than one. The remarkable thing here is that they are pulling well funded animation away from the disney tier protected child fantasy. My favourite is definitely The Witness so far because it's just so damn refreshing. Images relevant.
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>Love, Death + Robots
Can I have the same but without Love?
No. 20421
None of these is a typical love-story. The love-component boils down to things like a pilot loving her aircraft, a werewolf caring for his brother, a mechanic loving to create automatons. I don't want to spoil any of it so I'll keep my mouth shut.
No. 20493
I only watched the first one, and the writing was really bad.
The premise was ok, but watching those characters made me cringe.
Should I continue watching?
No. 20507
Yes. Note how I didn't mention the first episode among the good ones... Even though I really enjoyed the setting. Maybe watch Good Hunting next if you care about writing, none of the episodes are related or in any order anyway.
No. 20524
I've been enjoying this but yeah, the quality is all over the place. My favourites are Beyond the Aquila Rift and When the Yogurt Took Over but Blindspot is a real stinker. Hopefully it will at least put more interest and money into the stories that work as short films.
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Just binge watched the whole thing. A big chunk of episodes looks indcredibly good, my personal favorite is the last one, The Secret War, but it's mainly just because of setting of the Soviet soldiers hunting monsters in Siberia and its insane production values. I can't think of an episode where the plot wasn't mediocre at best.
It's also obvious that the thing was made by Am*ricans, because they kept shoving their SJW and environment propaganda. There's A LOT of unnecessary nudity and kinky stuff. Showing naked characters is not bad, but in the show it's diligently and constantly used to lure viewers. The sex scene in Beyond the Aquila Rift was uneccessary long, or the picrelated scene, too, the director clearly wanted the viewer to look at the character's dick and in the episode there were a couple more of these scenes. Btw, in the next scene the monster will grab his dick and the character will exclaim: "My balls!". To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand the joke.

Here is a sequence from The Secret War, the whole episode looks like a really costly 15~ minutes long game trailer, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the most expensive episode in the show.
No. 20822
The nudity and swearing was very deliberate and felt forced at times, yes. I think this show is an attempt to tell people "look, we are not bothered by regulations and censorship like your TV stations and we can do stuff you haven't seen before in a TV show."

This can go either way from here, but I'm glad to see they are pushing through some of the american prudeness that has crippled their TV productions.
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On Your Mark (1995)
music video by Studio Ghibli

No. 20949
Very strange, I like it.
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The Saint Inspector (1996)
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New one from Bombstrap/Charls from ex-MDE

Good stuff tho I had trouble understanding everything without subs
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>The Gift
Here are three entries which were also part of the Parallel Lines short film competition.(PL was a 2010 digital campaign by Philips) They're all very different, but use the same six lines of dialog: ‘What is that?’, ‘It’s a unicorn’, ‘Never seen one up close before’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘Get away, get away’, ‘I’m Sorry.’

This film won the competition:
Porcelain Unicorn


Baby Time
No. 21679
I didn't know about that. Thanks.

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You're welcome. After you posted The Gift, I watched about a dozen of the Parallel Lines short films. The Gift really was the best of them, imo, but I still wanted to share some of the other good ones to show how various filmmakers handled the dialog limitations.

This is one of the strangest animated shorts I've ever seen:
Fallen Art
No. 22422
Not sure what to say about this one. The execution seemed a bit sloppy but the premise is one of the strongest in this thread.

His last film 'Merger' has better execution imho, but is also not really penetrating the problem it's presenting.
No. 22424
Hm. I was waiting for some kind of ... anything really. Is it supposed to be dadaistic?
No. 22437
I remember this one from a long ass time ago.

Do kids these days even remember David Firth and things like Toast Boy or Salad Fingers? Anyone here remember Devvo?
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>Salad Fingers
How many meals were interupted by someone mimicking Spoons? Here's another one from across the count of time. A stage performance of the NES game Punch-Out!:
PunchOut Real Life
No. 22534
Salad Fingers got a new part this year, the guy is still active and succesfull
No. 22536
Is part of it missing?

Somehow this was really cozy. I wish life was as slow today as it was then and there.
No. 22537
It's a movie consisting of various short movies, all following the same theme.
I would recommend you watch the whole thing.