Sketches. We see human crash tests: a human hits a wall at five miles per hour, 50 mph, and 3000. A woman kisses a man as he listens to his Walkman; through the kiss, she experiences the ... See full summary »
An animated look at the 11 essential steps to make the pilgrim's progess from finding a woman to making love to her. Along the way, our prototypical man gets advice about her eyes, her hair... See full summary »
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An animated short in which two volunteers demonstrate the proper way to vent the aggressive feelings that one has for one's fellow man from time to time. Calmly, quietly, and with as many power tools as possible. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
This is the sort of Bill Plympton short I love. It's simple, funny and extremely violent--though the violence is very cartoony and is probably fine for kids to watch (except, of course, if your child is very stupid and imitates EVERYTHING--in which case you probably shouldn't let them watch anything).
The film begins with two similar looking men standing there rather emotionless. Then, suddenly, one hits the other. The other then responds. And, the entire cartoon is made up of the guys doing horrible--I mean REALLLLY horrible things to each other. What makes this so funny is that while they are torturing each other and mutilating each other, the guy about to get it just stands there and lets the other guy do it. And, like a cartoon, almost immediately after, the guy being maimed is just fine--without even a scratch. Otherwise, what's funny about sadism?! What also makes this work so well is not just how outlandish it quickly becomes but the cute and unexpected ending.
This is among Plympton's best and I suggest that unless you have no sense of humor you give it a try. I especially likes the lawnmower and baseball scenes.
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