Buster Keaton

Was a genius. If you’ve never watched the old silent comedians, or think it’s all just throwing pies at people, run - don’t walk - to watch some Buster Keaton.



I'm Here

I loved this. It’s a half hour long, budget your time accordingly.



Vegetable Violence

Some truly vicious violence done to vegetables. I’m always interested in foley work, and this has the added benefit of being pretty funny.

Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man

This video is a live-action version of the story of the Tin Man (from the books, not the MGM movie). It’s interesting mostly in that it illustrates a problem I’ve noticed with a lot of amateur ‘shorts’. The cinematography is nice, the costumes are great, the story is good (I’m a big fan of the Baum books), but it still comes off as poorly done. And I place the blame squarely on the actors.

Kubrick

A decently long article by one of Stanley Kubrick’s friends, about the man himself. I don’t know if Kubrick is one of my favorite directors, per se, (I haven’t seen more than a handful of his movies) but the ones I have seen I adore beyond all reason (2001 and Dr. Strangelove, for example).

The Anachronism

An interesting video that I hope you watch. And after you watch it, let me know what you think of the mother’s last line.

The Raven

This (very) short movie is almost exactly like what I used to fantasize/imagine as a kid. Super powers, killer robots, running through the streets, it’s all there. It’s like they took my 10-year old imagination and filmed it.

Akira Kurosawa - 100 years old

Speaking of things that I just missed, Kurosawa turned 100 four days ago. If you aren’t familiar with his work, then boy - do I envy you. You have some mind-blowing cinematic experiences ahead of you. If you do know his movies (Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Stray Dog, Yojimbo, Rashomon, and many more), then you already know how fantastic he was. Every movie lover should own at least 5 of his movies.