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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Amazing short film!

Author: FrozenShark from United States
28 May 2004

I caught "Flying" in a short film collection, wedged between a documentary about selling fireworks for the 4th of July and a dumb film about a girl who trades e-mails with Prince William, and I must say, this film was by far the best film in the entire lot.

A man in a business suit arrives at an airport terminal to find it almost completely empty, save from the flight attendant. He's later joined by a quiet, older gentleman, and the two start up a conversation while waiting for their flight to get ready. The business man states begins to realize that he doesn't know why he's here or where the planes goes, and slowly his past begins to creep up on him through flashbacks. He had a family, a wife and a son, and he had cancer. They couldn't treat it. He was going to die. Maybe he's already dead...

The visual style is amazing. The scenes in the airport are given a deep blue look which feels humble. In contrast, the flashback scenes are bright with greens and browns, and give a sense of two separate worlds, which they very well maybe. That's all up to your opinion on what's actually going on, and I've heard several interpretations.

The sound and camera work is flawless, and the acting, how little there actually is, is great. I really just can't say enough about this 12-minute piece. 9/10!

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Great Short!

Author: Evaristo Scarsanela Junior from United States
6 May 2012

Loved it!

I was browsing the SHORT HD channel, and can across it... As soon as I saw the the opening scene - I was hooked; being an extensive (non-leisure) traveler myself.

The cinematography was magnificent. The acting was brilliant. The editing was great - but above all - the story was fluent, fresh and innovative. Great work guys! My only question is: How did you manage to book-n-block the location???


ES Junior

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Nothing bad to say... this film rocks ass!

Author: ( from Louisville, KY
20 October 2002

This short film rocks major ass. The plot is simple: a man is at an airport which is completely deserted and still, meets another man while waiting for his flight (they are the only two waiting for this particular flight and are the only two people in the airport with the exception of the flight attendant who takes his ticket after appearing seemingly out of nowhere) and dialogue ensues about personal issues after some initial hostility. The colors used (a light, pure blue in the airport) and flashbacks (which hint at his demise and use brilliant, natural, bright colors) contribute to this work of art, but the dialogue is what makes it all happen. Great ending.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The Best Short Film I Have Ever Seen!

Author: Nick Dets from US
4 February 2003

Staying home sick on a cloudy, but beautiful Tuesday I discovered a film that made my day off from an elite highschool education worth missing. It is Bruce Terris' moody, brilliant little film called "Flying", a short film with only two main characters told with an amazing visual style.

"Flying" is about a man who you can tell is down on his luck for some reason, as he sits lonely and broken hearted in a barren airport. A friendly stranger sits next to him and helps him sort things out, but as the film goes deeper and deeper, there is an unmistakable surrealism that leaves you very emotional and captivated.

This is the best short film I have ever seen.

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