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The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  November 1959 (USA)
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There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

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Corriendo saltando y todavía de pie  »

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According to Richard Lester, it was a series of mistakes (which he cannot say) that got this film nominated for "Best Short Film". See more »

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A Weird Experiment
13 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

By itself, this film is nothing special. A weird experiment with some gags, it somehow got nominated for "best short film". What really makes it noteworthy is that the film contains Peter Sellers, who went on to be one of the greatest comedians of all time.

Also, this film leads to "A Hard Day's Night", which changed the way the world looked at music on film. Apparently the Beatles loved this short film and just had to have director Richard Lester work with them. Who knew?


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