Friday, February 24, 2012

"Film lovers are sick people"

Francois Roland Truffaut, the influential French filmmaker, says "film lovers are sick people." If he is right, then Zach and I must be under the weather 24/7. We love film. Short films in particular. The kind where interesting stories are told creatively, beautifully, enthusiastically, and succinctly in less than an hour. The kind where big name movie stars, box office numbers, bling, hype, accompanying promotional merchandise, and special effects are optional.

Last year, we caught the Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animation and Live Action) when we were in NYC.

God of Love, by writer-director Luke Matheny, won the 2011 Best Live-Action Short Film

The Lost Thing, based on the book by Shaun Tan, won Best Animated Short Film

This year, instead of fighting the limited release of those films in Indiana, we downloaded them from iTunes and are going to have a viewing party right in the comfort of our living room! I can't wait!

p.s. You can view one of the nominees for Best Animated Short Film (2012), The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, here.

p.p.s. Midnight in Paris is one of the nine films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year. In an ideal world, it would win. View trailer.

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