I love that there are multiple takes. I wonder if studios could make money off outtake clips from old classics now…? At least on advertising. Half a million views isn’t bad!
This is coooool. During the recent holiday blizzard on the East Coast, an intrepid artists with a Canon 7D DSLR camera created a little video… which got Roger Ebert’s golden praise. Ebert said today, “This film deserves to win the Academy Award for best live-action short subject.”
This is just one more example of the decreasing barrier to entry in film production. The tools are readily available and not expensive. All you need is an eye for things and something to say. In the words of MGMT, “We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun.”
Here’s a poignant short film for the weekend, directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff in 1925. Roger Ebert recently tweeted that it was famed critic Pauline Kael’s favorite film. “Menilmontant” is a silent film and there have been various musical compositions to accompany it over the years. It’s been inspiring to take a step back and appreciate silent story-telling – and how much can be said without words.
Dimitri Kirsanoff – Menilmontant (1925)
Supposedly Arvo Part’s powerful Tabula Rasa fits perfectly with the film as well.