Short Film 09: House of Small Cubes (2008)

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The film is about an old man who lives in a submerged town. As the water rises, he’s forced to add additional levels on to his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. One day he drops his favorite pipe into the lower levels of his home. In the search for another pipe, he decides to purchase a wetsuit instead to use as he dives down to retrieve his original pipe. As he moves downwards through the different stories of his home, he relives scenes from his life.
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Short Film 08: Le Building - Gobelins (2005)

Le Building is an animated short film made by a team of 5 french students (Olivier Staphylas, Marco Nguyen, Pierre Perifel, Xavier Ramonede and Rémi Zaarour) from the animation school "the Gobelins" in Paris, France.

It was made as an opening short done for the Annecy 2005 international animation festival, so it had to be funny and/or punchy. After developing the story to find an idea all the team members liked and would be happy to work on, they came up with a simple one. A grandmother wants her neighbour to stop singing so loud -- and the main focus of the film ends up being the crazy chain reaction which follows. Its a pleasure to watch.

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Short Film 07: Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Hotel Chevalier is a short film by director Wes Anderson, released in 2007. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman, the film acts as a prologue to Anderson's 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited. The 13-minute short takes place in the eponymous hotel some time before Schwartzman's character, Jack, meets his two older brothers in India. The film was screened out of competition alongside The Darjeeling Limited at the 64th Annual Venice Film Festival. It was shown in North American and British theaters attached to the beginning of (and credited as "Part One of") The Darjeeling Limited.

The film was shot at the Hotel Raphael in Paris, France. The song "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" by Peter Sarstedt, from the 1969 album of the same name, is featured prominently in the short.

Hotel Chevalier attracted some attention for containing Natalie Portman's first nude scene, despite her previous insistence that she would never shoot one.

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The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Collection of the early student and commissioned film work of American filmmaker David Lynch. As such, the collection does not include Lynch's later short work, which are listed in the filmography.