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Review | "The Double Hour" and the Twist Ending Twitter Can't Kill

15 April 2011 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Movies play with audience expectations. Louis Lumiére's 1895 short "Tables Turned on the Gardener" concludes its one-minute length with a timeless sight gag. A few decades later, "The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari" pioneered the movie twist by revealing that the majority of its narrative took place within one man's disturbed mind. The twist eventually became commercialized as a sacred piece of information available only to those willing to pay for »

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Eat My April Fools' Shorts: Little Films That Fool You Bigtime

1 April 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Columns, Cinematical

Welcome to a special edition of the bi-weekly Eat My Shorts column, shorter than usual and themed to April Fools' Day. I thought it appropriate to write on short films today because for a long time, to me, the format was synonymous with twist endings. I used to think most shorts were basically just simple gags or practical jokes adapted to the screen.

That's the way it seemed when I was in film school, anyway, with everyone's first-ever assignment to make a five-minute silent work, which tended to involve a humorous setup followed by a visual punchline. Basically something as slapstick-simple as the Lumiere's pioneering 'L'arroseur arrosé' (aka 'The Sprinkler Sprinkled'), which you can watch after the jump.

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- Christopher Campbell

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Eat My April Fools' Shorts: Little Films That Fool You Bigtime

1 April 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Columns, Cinematical

Welcome to a special edition of the bi-weekly Eat My Shorts column, shorter than usual and themed to April Fools' Day. I thought it appropriate to write on short films today because for a long time, to me, the format was synonymous with twist endings. I used to think most shorts were basically just simple gags or practical jokes adapted to the screen.

That's the way it seemed when I was in film school, anyway, with everyone's first-ever assignment to make a five-minute silent work, which tended to involve a humorous setup followed by a visual punchline. Basically something as slapstick-simple as the Lumiere's pioneering 'L'arroseur arrosé' (aka 'The Sprinkler Sprinkled'), which you can watch after the jump.

Continue Reading »

- Christopher Campbell

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