Category Archives: short films

Revisit: Mismatch: “La petite marchande d’allumettes” / “The Little Match Girl” (1928)

  “La petite marchande d’allumettes / The Little Match Girl” (1928) (Originally posted on March 13, 2014)      Jean Renoir’s film version of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1854 story “Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne” (“The Little Match Girl”) alters the … Continue reading

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Revisit: Wait Training: “Day of the Fight” (1951)

          “DAY OF THE FIGHT”    (1951) (Originally posted on Feb. 14, 2014)     Stanley Kubrick’s first attempt at motion picture movie making is this short film inspired by his own photo essay on middleweight boxer Walter Cartier published … Continue reading

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Children at Play: “The War Game” (1962)

           “The War Game”  (1962)     The seeds of human extinction always seems more poetic (if not palatable) when seen through the prism of allegory. But is any message pleading for a cessation to the … Continue reading

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Passion Play: “Matinee” (2009)

                “MATINÉE”   (2009) A man and a woman encounter each other on a mattress and engage in heated coital action until reaching mutual satisfaction. With the exception of an equality emphasized in … Continue reading

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Unspeakable: “Aftermath” (1994)

      Extraordinarily grisly short film (part of a trilogy) that has been mistakenly (in perhaps the most indefensible case of wish fulfillment ever) cited as a work of art in some circles, (Then again, there was a point … Continue reading

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Wait Training: “Day of the Fight” (1951)

       Stanley Kubrick’s first attempt at motion picture movie making is this short film inspired by his own photo essay on middleweight boxer Walter Cartier published when he was a young staff photographer at Look magazine. It may be unfair to … Continue reading

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