Cinematographer Al Brick had quite a few of these Looney Lens shorts it seems. This one I found by chance on the Internet Archive. Enjoy!
Guy Maddin makes his shorts as memorable as his features, both have his unmistakeable style.
Max in a Taxi (1917)
Max Wants a Divorce (1917)
It’s been a fairly long hiatus for posts on here (more on why that has been to follow). Today I happened to see a short I enjoyed and it’s Saturday, so I may as well bring back the Short Film Saturday theme.
It’s unrated but definitely NSFW, but tells a good tale of a vicious cycle of bullying. It also features Brendan Meyer whom I featured in my O, Canada! contribution this year.
The first obvious change in time during one piece of a motion picture is not an insignificant step at all but a crucial, necessary development in film grammar.
Many consider Uncle Josh to be not just the first protagonist of a film trilogy, but the first character on film period. Enjoy!
Titles at the beginning and end of a film were fairly common by this point. However, this film set a new precedent in the silent film art and added intertitles. They’re not the “best words” but they’re better than nothing.
The first ever tilt was a big one!
The reverse tracking shot is born.
The telescope effect on film precedes the binocular effect. Here it is introduced with a comedic design.