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This is a very, very fun film from Japanese director Osamu Tezuka and it gets very high marks for its originality and charm. The film pretends to be an old silent film with a very, very scratchy print. Again and again, problems develop due to the frames going out of alignment, hairs on the screen and fuzzy bits here and there. What makes it so funny is that the main character, a cowboy, uses this for his advantage--as if he knows that the print is bad and uses the mistakes to his advantage. I've never really seen a short like this before and it gets very high marks for originality as well as a great sense of humor. Oddly, Tezuka is known for his work with Japanese TV series such as Astroboy, but his non-series work (which also includes JUMPING) is great and should be sought out by anyone wanting a good laugh.
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