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Decent short films?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Narz, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    My friend sent me this short film on YouTube and it was ok :



    Spoiler :
    The girl he matches w/ is sooo cute, especially sopping wet :love:


    So I decided to wade thru a bunch of short (mostly sci-fi) films to find decent ones to watch with my kid.

    Many of them were quite bad.

    This one was ok also



    Spoiler :

    I think the mother is actually pretty selfish and is harming her daughter emotionally far more by being "zombie mom" than if she just let her life run it's natural course and did the best she could up until the end. The in & 99.9% out parenting didn't give her daughter a chance to properly grieve & let go.


    If you know of any cool/trippy/cute/funny ones post them here.
     
  2. Narz

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    World of Tomorrow 1 and 2 by Don Hertzfeldt. Just incredibly darkly humorous but weirdly life affirming. First one is a bit better but second is still marvelous.
     
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    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I got shown this by friends and try to show it to friends. It's a future classic!

     
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  5. Narz

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    Spoiler :
    Warning : far from a happy ending (pun not originally intended :D)
     
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    If you're interested in established franchises, I can recommend some good Star Trek and Doctor Who. If music videos are allowed, I've got a couple of favorites there, too (they're not in English, but the scenery is gorgeous).
     
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    I keep a large collection of shorts for the various kids in my life to watch. The Oscar nominees are a good starting point. (I grabbed these youtube urls quickly from youtube so I can't vouch for their legality)

    The Silent Child (preview only)

    An isolated deaf child is introduced to sign language, but her parents resist the change.

    Curfew

    A depressed man fighting addiction finds a new reason for living in his niece.


    Fan films...
    Star wars: Darth Maul Apprentice


    Predator: Dark Ages
     
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    Animated....
    We can't live without cosmos

    2 cosmonauts' training for a space mission

    Bear story

    A lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama, inspired by Chile under Pinochet.

    Father and daughter

    ^I love the animation on this one

    Mr Hublot

    OCD suffering Mr Hublot rescues a doggy in need

    ... and there's a huge array of Pixar animated shorts.
     
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    It could be professional bias, but I really like this film.
     
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    A classic:

     
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    I never got deep into Black Mirror, but the two episodes that always get a mention - "USS Callister" with Jesse Plemons and Christin Milioti, and "San Junipero" with Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis - are indeed worth watching, imo. (Some folks will recognize a before-she-was-famous Michaela Coel playing a supporting role in "USS Callister.")
     
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    I found What Did Jack Do? on Netflix to be pretty fun. It's by David Lynch so it's weird, silly, and probably not for everyone but I liked it.
     
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    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    Oh boy are you lucky. I have a whole playlist of shortfilms on YouTube (mostly by notable directors). I sent it to you via PM because I don't necessarily want people to know all of the **** I watch.

    Most of these short movies are surrealist (because the surrealists made the best shorts, by far). Others are literal adverts-turned-shortfilm, then others are obscure works from well-known directors.

    I am a big fan of shorts in general, and imho two of the most talented are the Czech Jan Svankmajer



    And the Ukranian-American Maya Deren



    Tarkovsky also did a short film that I love very much



    And here is a great list of short films that is not curated by me



    And if you, by any chance, like any of the following: satanism, degeneracy, the occult, motorcycles and homoeroticism you should check out Kenneth Anger, one of the kings of short film.

    good taste. tangentially related, I think you would really, really enjoy the movie "The House that Jack built". It's a bit difficult to stomach but worth every second. It's my favorite Van Trier since Antichrist (for some reason, everyone seems to hate that one, and prefer melancholia. I'm the other way round).
     
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