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Time Piece (1965)

 -  Short | Comedy | Fantasy  -  1965 (USA)
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A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.

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Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject. Written by Anonymous

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The shot of a (deliberately cheesy-looking) model rocket exploding on the launch pad was recycled in 1966 in a pitch reel Henson Associates did in a (successful) bid to sell commercial concept to La Choy Chinese food. See more »

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This is a neat little film.
16 November 2001 | by (Portland Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is a neat little film that I believe won the Academy Award for best live action short film in 1965. It is a crazy piece about the effect that time keeping have on us all. There is a lot of stop action and editing. Don't miss the dancing naked chicken!


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