Saturday, February 12, 2011

10 Favorite Short Films

My Top Ten Favorite Short Films Quickly Off the Top of My Head

1. The Killers (Beiku, Gordon, Tarkovsky, 1956)
2. An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (Enrico, 1962)
3. La Jetee (Marker, 1962)
4. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Rohmer, 1963)
5. High Diving Hare (Freling, 1948)
6. Hokusai (Teshigahara, 1953)
7. The Scarecrow (Cline, Keaton, 1920)
8. Little Swee' Pea (Fleischer, 1936)
9. The Horse (Burnett, 1973)
10. An Interesting Story (Williamson, 1904)

I'm sure that I'm forgetting something that I love and just can't think of. It's 3am and I can't sleep. I figured I'd put up a quick post.

So, to answer Ben's questions..

"Do you watch many?"
I do go on binges of watching silent shorts and animated shorts. I don't want anything to do with contemporary art house film school type shorts.

Do you have any favorites?
Yup. See above.

How do you hear about them?
Same way I've heard about any film; reading and/or talking with others. Like I wrote above, though, I'm not very interested in contemporary shorts. I've tried watching those Wolphin DVDs I borrowed from you and I keep finding excuses not to watch them. Like, I need to watch another episode of Dexter. Speaking of Dexter, I need to go watch another episode of Dexter.

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