Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Pigeon Impossible

No pigeons were harmed in the making of this short film. Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: animation, Short film

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Finite

I saw this short from 2006 a few years ago and I wasn’t sure if I liked it — too precious maybe? — and on seeing it again I still found it annoying. But there is enough, I think, to make it worth watching, even if the sets and actors seem a little too perfect ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Fallen

Reminds me of this passage from Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations: “Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.” Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Follow the Sun

A little freaky, a little insane, this creepy short (according to the press kit) “concerns a couple of hot dogs, a bag of potato chips, and other assorted snack items as they are besieged by the end times.” [Couch mode here.]   Filed under: Friday Night Flicks

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Undercity

A very cool, slightly edgy exporation of New York City’s underbelly, guided by guerilla historian Steve Duncan. Duncan’s website can be found here. Worth watching for the exploration of the abandoned subway station alone. Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: New York City, short films, Steve Duncan, Undercity

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Meet Buck

Funny with a pretty obvious lesson in social tolerance — and bonus points for doing so without being didactic or preachy. (Couch mode here.) Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: animation, Short film

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Logorama

Imagine a society where the entire physical environment, even ourselves, is branded. . . and life is lived as a Hollywood cliché. Features a campy Mr. Clean and a very evil, psychotic clown. Couch mode is here. Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: animation, branding, logos, Los Angeles, short films

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Eye of the Storm

I know this short/music video by Lovett was criticized by some for being essentially plotless and shallow, but for me anyway, creating a  backstory to the nth detail indicates the creator thinks the audience has no imagination: trust me, there are plenty of hints and unanswered questions — and ambiguity — to make this worth ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Bottle

Lovely and not quite what you expect. [Couch mode here.] Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: short films

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Last Minutes with ODEN

Bring tissue. Some time I’ll tell you guys why my dog — well, why I love her better than most people. [Couch mode here.] Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: Short film