this is the original napoleon dynamite. The movie he made when he was in film school. Wish the voice over wasnt in it though.
Funny but not as good. Pedro’s character is different, doesn’t seem like the naive sidekick like the feature length version. John Heder remains brilliant.
After a brief black out (due to exceeded bandwidth) this sweet “romantic comedy” short by the Guard Brothers is available again for your pleasure.
A girl (Lena Headey) dressin up the windows of an Oxford Street store, in London, catches the eye of a guy (Simon McBurney) trying to ask people some question, and starts laughing at his failures. Finally, a man who knows how to make a lady smile!
And the moral is… carpe diem?
Watch it. (MPEG-4)
Absolutely gorgeous timelapse of Edinburgh. I have heard so much about the beauty of this Scottish town but I didn’t quite get the excitement till I saw this video.
For Fox News to say that Obama attended a radical Muslim school without checking their facts is got to be a new low, even for them! Jon Stewart takes the opportunity to tear them a new one.
The natural performance of the child is so wonderful. Everything else seems like a prop to his body language. The scene/ short basically revolves around a little boy looking for an adult to wipe his bum. Don’t stop watching when the credits roll because the end is fantastic, my favorite part.
In this music video he written and directed for No More Kings‘s song , he reunites the original original cast of the movie and relives the classic final fight the way he had always dreamed.
via Milk and Cookies
Directors Notes is one of the few audio podcasts that I follow. The podcasts consists of a short and then an audio interview with the director. The chosen films are the kind we cherish here at Ticklebooth. The most recent episode featured Tony Comley, the director of Abigail which many of you should remember as being my pick for “Best Abstract Short.”
The Big Day is a short directed by Scott Luden. A painful look into the absurdity of weddings.
Released in November 10, 1953
– A History of music through the ages, from prehistoric man to the modern symphony orchestra.
– The first animated film released in CinemaScope
– Some oriental and black stereotypes have been edited from this short.
Great way to learn the musical instruments.
Stewie dances with Gene Kelly for a helicopter. From Family Guy.
Watch it. (Flash Video)
A minimalist marvel. A couple of round circles and straight lines are all that is needed.
Alright here is the leading contender for the best music video or even the best commercial of 2007. Here is a taste of the lyrics:
It is just like, it is just like, a mini-mall. Hi hi!!
A lot of work for the subtle effects. Powerful idea translated beautifully.
Both have that something special putting them a step before (some of) the others. And both were not yet available when the post was published the first time.
So I thought a repost was a good idea.
Watch The Danish Poet.
Thanks Joe and Erik for the links.
Here’s a new installment in cross blogging. You’ll find the other half of this post here.
Watch it. (Quicktime)
And now, go to the cross blogged post…
Long before Politically Correct Bedtime Stories invaded bookstores, Americans were getting their giggles from Fractured Fairy Tales, those delightfully twisted parables brought to us between the cliffhanger adventures of our favorite cartoon heroes, Rocky & Bullwinkle.
Watch King Midas. (Flash Video)
Watch The Fisherman’s Wish. (Flash Video)
Watch Tom Thumb. (Flash Video)
Watch Princess and the Pea. (Flash Video)
Buy the book at Random House.