Short Film Saturday: Sooner or Later

This August, on the 16th specifically, marks Madonna’s birthday. I’ve had occasion to discuss Music Videos and their cinematic tendencies on occasion here, but I never really focused on them during a Short Film Saturday. So during this month I will feature some of her more cinematic, or cinematically-inspired ventures.

This first video for the song “Sooner or Later” plays both into the music and the film of the 1940s as it was produced to accompany the 1990 film Dick Tracy.

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Films Viewed in 2013

Encore screenings are in plain text.
Films I’ve seen for the first time are in Italics .
Films that are new releases, or otherwise BAM eligible and are in Italics and Bold

Short films will be included on this list in their own section with their own numbers assigned to them.

1. Jack Reacher
2. Penrod’s Double Trouble
3. Maya
4. Clandestine Childhood
5. Jack Frost (1965)
6. The Aggression Scale
7. Les Misérables (2012)
8. The Impossible
9. The Godfather
10. The Godfather Part II
11. The Godfather Part III
12. Stealing Beauty
13. Mostly Ghostly
14. Camp Nowhere
15. Madison
16. Tendres Cousines
17. Texas Chainsaw 3D
18. Mama
19. Pioneers in Igolstadt
20. The Divorcée
21. Belial
22. A Free Soul
23. Three on a Match
24. Female
25. Night Nurse
26. Insight
27. The Great Water
28. The Perfect Creature
29. Patrick
30. The Hamiltons
31. Stealing Beauty
32. Tarzan of the Apes
33. The Marriage of Maria Braun
34. Rio Das Mortes
35. Little Lord Fauntleroy
36. The Birds
37. The Rescuers
38. The Rescuers Down Under
39. The Great Ghost Rescue
40. Movie 43
41. A Haunted House
42. Cinderella (1950)
43. Tentacles
44. Warm Bodies
45. Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters
46. Night Across the Street
47. Be My Valentine
48. The Marriage of Maria Braun
49. Lola
50. The Thompsons
51. Goldiggers of 1933
52. The Story of Louis Pasteur
53. The Life of Emile Zola
54. The Hanging Tree
55. Imitation of Life (1934)
57. The Lost Patrol
58. The Narrow Margin
59. Citizen Kane
60. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
61. Pocahontas (1995)
62. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
63. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
64. A Dog of Flanders (1959)
65. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
66. Jezebel
67. Friendly Persuasion
68. Bad Day at Black Rock
69. Father of the Bride (1950)
70. The Racket (1928)
71. The Lady Eve
72. Way Down South
73. Seven Days in May
74. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
75. From Here to Eternity
76. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
77. All-American Co-Ed
78. Way Out West
79. Victor Victoria
80. Blossoms in the Dust
81. Anna Karenina (2012)
82. Saraband for Dead Lovers
83. Identity Thief
84. Dark Skies
85. A Good Day to Die Hard
86. Zombie Lake
87. Madhouse
88. The Beatniks
89. Hell
90. The Magnificent Ambersons
91. Arcadia
92. Nicky’s Family
93. The Invisible Boy
94. Bestiare
95. The Awakening
96. Sleep Tight
97. Straight A’s
98. Song of the South
99. Finding Nemo
100. Muppet Treasure Island
101. Zokkomon
102. Babes in Toyland
103. The Princess Diaries
104. Cars
105. Death Valley
106. Secretariat
107. Bridge to Terabithia
108. Darby O’Gill and the Little People
109. The Gnome-Mobile
110. Bolt
111. The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
112. Little Orvie
113. A Wicked Woman
114. Treasure Island
115. Slumber Party Massacre
116. The Circus
117. Saraband for Dead Lovers
118. Leviathan
119. The Last Exorcism II
120. A Dark Truth
121. Storage 24
122. Repossessed
123. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
124. Atta Girl, Kelly!
125. The Happiest Millionaire
126. Veronika Voss
127. A Shriek in the Night
128. Maniac (1934)
129. Time of My Life
130. Shadow of Chinatown
131. Toll of the Desert
132. The Rawhide Terror
133. Phantom
134. The Phantom Cowboy
135. Murder by Television
136. The World Accuses
137. The Ghost Walks
138. The Tonto Kid
139. At the Gate of the Ghost
140. The Fly II
141. The Condemned
142. The Sorcerer and the White Snake
143. California Solo
144. 4 Some
145. Crush
146. John Dies at the End
147. Time of My Life
148. Rabid
149. Evil Dead
150. Admission
151. Jurassic Park
152. A Royal Affair
153. Sinister
154. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
155. Mac and Me
156. Tangled Destinies
157. The Mystery Train
158. Sex Madness
159. One Year Later
160. High Gear
161. Hearts of Humanity
162. Ten Minutes to Live
163. The Night Rider
164. The Phantom Express
165. Oliver Twist
166. The Racing Strain
167. In Love with Life
168. Allez, Eddy!
169. Elway to Marino
170. The Croods
171. Oz the Great and Powerful
172. Tommy Tricker and Stamp Traveller
173. Dick Tracy (1945)
174. Peter and the Wolf (1995)
175. Leonie
176. Olympus Has Fallen
177. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
178. Scanners
179. Fast Company
180. Ghost Storm
181. Jacob
182. Mud
183. Lizard in a Woman’s Skin
184. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
185. The Monster Squad
186. Tarzan and His Mate
187. The Croods
188. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
189. Deep Dark Canyon
190. Iron Man 3
191. Werckmeister Harmonies
192. Stroszek
193. Mirage
194. In a Year with 13 Moons
195. Love is Colder than Death
196. You’re My Hero
197. Shadows in Paradise
198. Fast Company
199. Yossi & Jagger
200. Dracula 3D
201. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
202. Milk Money
203. My Girl
204. After Earth
205. The ABCs of Death
206. This Girl is Badass
207. Duma
208. Celia
209. Yossi
210. In Their Skin
211. Blood Car
207. Space Warriors
208. The Village
209. Wide Awake
210. Life Boat
211. Epic
212. 2 + 2
213. Little Tough Guy
214. Tarzan Escapes
215. The Great Gatsby
216. Star Trek Into Darkness
217. The Fast and the Furious
218. 2 Fast 2 Furious
219. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
220. Fast & Furious
221. Kai Po Che
222. Upstream Color
223. The Giants
224. The Magic Flute
225. Deadfall
226. Brooklyn Castle
227. The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
228. Room 514
229. Mon Oncle Antoine
230. The Merchant of Four Seasons
231. Max Rules
232. The Purge
233. Shadows in Paradise
234. Fisherman’s Wharf
235. Rainbow on the River
236. Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
237. Tarzan and the Amazons
238. Tarzan’s Desert Mystery
239. Tarzan Triumphs
240. Tarzan’s New York Adventure
241. Tarzan’s Secret Treasure
242. Tarzan Finds a Son!
243. The Bat (1926)
244. Monsters University
245. The Heat
246. The Smart Set
247. On Dress Parade
248. World War Z
249. The Asphyx
250. Upside Down
251. Fast & Furious 6
252. Ariel
253. Man of Steel
254. Into the White
255. 23:59
256. This is the End
257. Imaginaerum
258. A Place at the Table
259. The Iran Job
260. The Brass Teapot
261. Despicable Me 2
262. The Lone Ranger
263. Grown Ups 2
264. Bad Kids Go To Hell
267. Pacific Rim
268. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
269. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
270. Wake In Fright
271. In the Family
272. Brecha
273. In Your Absence
274. Crazy
275. Wallah Be
276. Tarzan and the Huntress
277. Tarzan and the Mermaids
278. Mississippi Mermaid
279. Under the Bed
280. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)
281. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929)
282. Red 2
283. The Conjuring
284. Venus and Serena
285. La Sirga
286. Teen Beach Movie
287. Paradise: Love
288. Post Tenebras Lux
289. Stoker
290. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
291. Hayride
292. The Depraved
293. Byzantium
294. Ginger & Rosa
295. Safe Haven
296. Let Them Wear Towels
297. The Deflowering of Eva Van End
298. The Wolverine
299. Come Out and Play
300. 56 Up
301. No Limits
302. The Way, Way Back
303. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
304. Batman (1943)
305. Little Men (1940)
306. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
307. Blondie (1938)
308. Under Capricorn
309. The Mask of Dimitrios
310. The Blair Witch Project
311. The 400 Blows
312. Antoine and Colette
313. Love on the Run
314. Stolen Kisses
315. Shadow People
316. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
317. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
318. Elysium
319. We’re the Millers
320. Swoopes
321. Pat XO
322. Cherry Tree Lane
323. The Sandlot 3
324. Funeral Kings
325. Woochi
326. Mississippi Mermaid
327. Graveyard Disturbance
328. The Fog (1980)
329. The Little Prince (Great Performances)
330. The Blair Witch Project
331. You’re Next
332. Beyond the Walls
333. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
334. The Iceman
335. House of Bodies
336. Shadow People
337. Kick-Ass 2
338. Twixt
339. Blue Jasmine
340. Amour
341. Runner
342. The 99ers
343. Kiss of the Damned
344. Branded
345. Museum Hours
346. A Haunting at Silver Falls
347. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
348. Love on the Run
349. You’re Next
350. Beyond the Walls
351. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
352. The Iceman
353. House of Bodies
354. Riddick
355. The Grandmaster
356. Shadow Dancer
357. Fruitvale Station
358. Branca’s Pitch
359. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
360. Insidious: Chapter 2
361. Tales from the Gimli Hospital
362. Child’s Play
363. Child’s Play 2
364. Child’s Play 3
365. Bride of Chucky
366. Blame
367. Spectre
368. A Real Friend
369. A Christmas Tale
370. The Baby’s Room
371. Miss Annie Rooney
372. No Place on Earth
373. To The Left of the Father
374. Asylum (1972)
375. Orphans of the Storm
376. Home, Sweet Home (1914)
377. Judith of Bethulia
378. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
379. Cody the Robosapien
380. Doctor X
381. The Return of Dr. X
382. Dead of Night
383. The Case of the Bloody Iris
384. Trilogy of Terror
385. Sisters
386. Seed of Chucky
387. Insidious: Chapter 2
389. Aliyah
391. Three Worlds
392. V8- Start Your Engines
393. To the Wonder
394. V/H/S 2
395. In the Name Of
396. Hammer of the Gods
397. Die Farbe
398. Breakout
399. Standing Up
400. Don Jon
401. Saw
402. To Let
403. Pulse
404. Demonic Toys 2
405. Waxworks
406. Gorgo
407. Metallica: Through the Never
408. The Almost Man
409. Romeo and Juliet
410. Machete Kills
411. League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis
412. Captain Phillips
413. Dracula (1931)
414. Dracula (1931 – Spanish Version)
415. R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour – Don’t Think About It
416. Witchmaster General
417. Dracula’s Daughter
418. Son of Dracula
419. Seven Deaths In a Cat’s Eye
420. Macabre
421. The Silence of the Lambs
422. House of Dracula
423. Dead Souls
424. Hell Night
425. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)
426. Once Upon a Time, Veronica
427. About Time
428. The Green Wave
429. Ender’s Game
430. In Bloom
431. Big Shot
432. No Más
433. Free Spirits
434. Gravity
435. The Stream
436. Carrie (2013)
437. Escape Plan
438. Paradise: Faith
439. Jug Face
440. Haunter
441. Bad Grandpa
442. The Counselor
443. Stitches
444. Mother, I Love You
445. This is What They Want
446. Blind Spot
447. A Haunting in Connecticut
448. Hell Night
449. The Ghosts of Buxley Hall
450. Dead Ringer
451. Curse of the Fly
452. Return of the Fly
453. The Fly
454. The Bloodstained Shadow
455. The Notebook
456. Watchtower
457. Class Enemy
458. La Playa DC
459. It’s All So Quiet
460. Once Upon a Time Veronica
461. About Time
462. The Green Wave
463. Schooled: The Price of College Sports
464. Two Lives
465. The Old Man
466. Great Expectations (2012)
467. Thor: The Dark World
468. Pete’s Christmas
469. In the Fog
470. You and the Night
471. Bernie & Ernie
472. Zurdo
473. The Kings of Summer
474. The Wall
475. Maniac
476. Only God Forgives
477. Extracted
478. Blackfish
479. Pete’s Christmas
480. In the Fog
481. You and the Night
482. Bernie & Ernie
483. The Fifth Season
484. The Christmas Ornament
485. The Color of the Chameleon
486. Hannah Arendt
487. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
488. Contest
489. La Jaula de Oro
490. I Declare War
491. Philomena
492. The Book Thief
493. Frozen
494. The World’s End
495. In the House
496. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
497. Peter Pan (1953)
498. The Neverending Story (Original German Cut)
499. Justin Bieber’s Believe
500. A Vienna Boys’ Choir Christmas: Songs for Mary
501. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
502. <strong>The Wall
503. Maniac
504. Only God Forgives
505. Extraction
506. Blackfish
507. The Kings of Summer
508. In the House
509. Berberian Sound Studio
510. Spring Breakers
511. Homefront
512. The Playroom
513. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
514. Out of the Furnace
515. The Broken Circle Breakdown
516. Electrick Children
517. Frances Ha
518. Europa Report
519. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
520. I Killed My Mother
521. The Short Game
522. The Hunt
523. An Extremely Nutty Teacher
Saving Mr.Banks
Stuck in Love

Short Films

Little Rascals

1. Small Talk
2. Railroadin’
3. Lazy Days
4. Boxing Gloves
5. Bouncing Babies
6. Moan and Groan
7. Shivering Shakespeare
8. The First Seven Years
9. When the Wind Blows
10. Bear Shooters
11. A Tough Winter
12. Pups is Pups
13. Schools Out
14. Helping Grandma

Alice Guy

1. The Fisherman and the Stream
2. Bathing in a Stream
3. Serpentine Dance by Mme. Bob Walter
4. The Turn of the Century Blind Man
5. At the Hypnotist’s
6. The Burglars
7. Disappearing Act
8. Surprise Attack on a House at Daybreak
9. At the Club
10. Wonderful Absinthe
11. Avenue de l’Opéra
12. Automated Hat-Maker and Sausage Grinder
13. At the Photographer’s
14. Dance of the Seasons: Winter, Snow Dance
15. The Landlady
16. Turn-of-the-Century Surgery
17. Pierrette’s Escapades
18. At the Floral Ball Featuring Miss Lally and Miss Julyett of the Olympia
19. The Cabbage Patch Fairy
20. Serpentine Dance by Lina Esbrard
21. Midwife to the Upper Class
22. An Untimely Intrusion
23. Miss Dundee and Her Performing Dogs
24. How Monsieur Takes His Bath
25. Faust and Mephistopheles
26. The O’Mers in “The Bricklayers”
27. The Statue
28. The Magician’s Alms
29. Dog, Clown and Balloon for (a.k.a. Dog Plays with Ball)
30. Spain
31. The Tango
32. The Malagueña and the Bullfighter
33. Cook and Rilly’s Trained Rooster
34. Cake Walk, performed by Nouveau Cirque
35. Alice Guy films a Phonoscène
36. Saharet Performs the Bolero
37. Polin Performs “The Anatomy of a Draftee”
38. Dranem Performs “The True Jiu-Jitsu”
39. Dranem Performs “Five O’ Clock Tea”
40. Félix Mayol Performs “Indiscreet Questions”
41. Félix Mayol Performs “The Trottins’ Polka”
42. Félix Mayol Performs “White Lilacs”
43. The Birth, Life and Death of Christ
44. An Obstacle Course
45. Madame’s Cravings
46. A Sticky Woman
47. The Hierarchies of Love
48. The Cruel Mother
49. A Story Well Spun
50. The Drunken Mattress
51. The Parish Priest’s Christmas
52. The Dirigible “Homeland”
53. On the Barricade
54. The Irresistable Piano
55. The Rolling Bed
56. A Four-Year-Old Hero
57. The Cleaning Man
58. The Fur Hat
59. The Glue
60. The Race For the Sausage
61. The Game Keeper’s Son
62. Ocean Studies
63. The Consequences of Feminism
64. The Truth Behind the Ape-Man

Louise Fazenda

1. Wilful Ambrose (1915)
2. Ambrose’s Fury (1915)
3. When Ambrose Dared Walrus (1915)
4. Ambrose’s Lofty Perch (1916)
5. Ambrose’s Nasty Temper (1917)
6. Once Over Lightly (1944)
7. Her Fame and Shame (1917)
8. Her Torpedoed Love (1917)
9. A Versatile Villain (1915)

Gish Sisters Blogathon

1. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
2. So Near, Yet So Far (1912)
3. The Burglar’s Dilemma (1912)
4. The New York Hat (1912)
5. The Painted Lady (1912)

Miscellaneous

1. Le Grand Méliès (1953, Dir. Franju)
2. Mamá
3. Frosty Man and the BMX Kid
4. So You Want To Be a Detective
5. Hot Cross Bunny
6. Sweet Love
7. If
8. Nuts & Robbers
9. The Earth Rejects Him
10. The Crush
11. Der Fuehrer’s Face
12. Three Little Pigs
13. The Little Matchgirl
14. Aquamania
15. Runaway Brain
16. Prologue from Visions of Europe
17. The Show (1922)
18 The Adventures of Billy
19. The Right Time
20. Samesies
21. Bill Oldfield’s Race For Life
22. Two Short Train Rides
23. Yuck
24. The Death of Poor Joe (1901)
25. Katsudo Sashin
26. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)
27. The Electric Hotel (1908)
28. The X-Ray Fiend (1897)
29. Chiromancy
30. His Wedding Night
31. Rough House
32. Back Stage
33. Frankenstein (1910)
34. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1912)
35. Cherish
36. Vogue
37. If I Am Your Mirror
38. Sleepover
39. Trick ‘r Treat – Making Friends
40. The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow
41. Trick ‘r Treat – Making Friends
42. Headlong
43. Santa Claus and the Snow Queen
44. Get a Horse!

Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action (5)

Death of a Shadow
Asad
Henry
The Curfew
Buzkashi Boys

Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animation (8; 3 Highly Commended Selections)

Fresh Guacamole
Adam and Dog
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
Head Over Heels
Paperman
Abiogenesis
The Gruffalo’s Child
Dripped

Méliès

1. Playing Cards
2. A Terrible Night
3. The Vanishing Lady
4. A Nightmare
5. The Haunted Castle
6. The Surrender of Tournavos
7. Between Calais and Dover
8. The Bewitch Inn
9. After the ball
10. Divers at work on the wreck of the “Maine”
11. Panorama from Top of a Moving Train
12. The Magician
13. The Famous Box Trick
14. The Adventures of William Tell
15. Before Troublesome Heads
16. The Temptation of St. Anthony
17. The Conjurer
18. The Devil in a Convent
19. The Pillar of Fire
20. The Mysterious Portrait
21. Arrest of Dreyfus
22. Devils Island – Within the Palisade
23. Dreyfus Put in Irons
24. Suicide of Colonel Henry (Dreyfus Affair #4)
25. Landing of Dreyfus at Quiberon (#5)
26. Dreyfus Meets his Wife at Rennes (#6)
27. An Attempt Against the Life of Maitre Labori (#7)
28. The Fight of Reporters (#8)
29. The Court-martial at Rennes (#9)
30. Cinderella
31. The Mysterious Knight
32. Addition And Subtraction
33. The Cook’s Revenge
34. Misfortunes of an Explorer
35. The One-man Band
36. Joan of Arc
37. The Rajah’s Dream
38. The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy
39. The Magic Book
40. Up-to-date Spiritualism
41. The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head
42. The Christmas Dream
43. Fat and Lean Wrestling Match
44. A Fantastical Meal
45. Going to Bed Under Difficulties
46. Eight Girls in a Barrel
47. The Doctor and the Monkey
48. How He Missed His Train
49. What is Home Without a Boarder
50. The Brahmin and the Butterfly
51. Extraordinary Illusions
52. The Magician’s Cavern
53. The Bachelor’s Paradise
54 Excelsior! – Prince of Magicians
55. Blue Beard
56. The Hat with Many Surprises
57. The Devil and the Statue
58. The Door from the Giant
59. The Colonel’s Shower
59. The Dancing Midget
60. The Shadow-Girl
61. The Treasures of Satan
62. The Human Fly
63. Gullivers travels among the Lilliputians and the Giants
64. The Coronation of Edward VII
66. The Marvellous Wreath
67. Misfortune Never Comes Alone
68. The Mysterious Box
69. The Enchanted Well
70. The Inn Where No Man Rests
71. The Drawing Lesson
72. The Witch’s Revenge
73. The Oracle of Delphi
74. Spiritualistic Photographer
75. The Melomaniac
76. The Monster
77. The Kingdom of the Fairies
78. The Infernal Cauldron
79. Apparitions
80. Jupiter’s Thunderballs
81. 10 Ladies in an Umbrella
82. Jack Jaggs and Dum Dum
83. Bob Kick and the Mischievous Kid
84. Extraordinary Delusions
85. Alcofibras, the Master Magician
86. Comical Conjuring
87. The Magic Lantern
88. The Ballet Master’s Dream
89. The Damnation of Faust
90. The Terrible Turkish Executioner
91. A Moonlight Serenade
92. Tit for Tat
93. The Bewitched Trunk
94. Untamable Whiskers
95. The Clockmaker’s Dream
96. The Imperceptible Transmutations
100. Miracle Under the Inquisition
101. Faust and Marguerite
102. Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer
103. The Wonderful Living Fan
104. The Cook in Trouble
105. The Devilish Plank
106. The Mermaid
107. The Impossible Voyage
108. The Firefall
110. The Living Playing Cards
111. The Magic Dice
112. The Lilliputian Minuet
113. The Palace of the Arabian Nights
114. A Crazy Composer
115. The Enchanted Sedan Chair
116. An Adventurous Automobile Trip

Louis Feuillade

1. The Colonel’s Account
2. A Very Fine Lady
3. Spring
4. Fairy of the Surf
5. Custody of the Child
6. The Defect
7. The Roman Orgy
8. The Trust
9. The Heart and Money
10. Bout de Zan Steals an Elephant
11. The Obsession
12. The Agony of Byzance
13. Tragic Error