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The Big Thing (2004)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  2004 (Canada)
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1851: Elias Howe receives patent for an "Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure" (zipper) 1889: The Eiffel Tower is completed for the Parisian World Fair of the same year BUT, one detail ... See full summary »

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1851: Elias Howe receives patent for an "Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure" (zipper) 1889: The Eiffel Tower is completed for the Parisian World Fair of the same year BUT, one detail that the history books never mention is that the World Ended that same year in 1889, in Paris. Just then, Lucifer & the Archangel Michael hatched a successful plan, followed it through, overcoming perilous obstacles, and got the job done. For the first time, our film documents and re-creates the End of the World as it really occurred. Written by Carl Laudan

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The history books are wrong: in 1889 Lucifer & the Archangel Michael succeeded in ending the World. For the first time, our film documents and re-creates the End of the World as it really occurred.

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Barking Girl: [on all fours on top of bar table] Woof... Woof!
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Wicked Fun
20 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

A deliciously dark comedy set in the late 19th century... within seconds this movie is charming and laugh out loud funny .

The first short film I've seen that actually looks like "a million bucks". The Big Thing is well crafted with rich design and high production value, but what make this not-so little movie stand out is it's sharp performances and crackling dialogue. Even more rare, the use of special effects help the story (and add a visual wit, which I adore). I met the filmmaker at SIFF in Seattle and was lucky enough to get my own copy on DVD. If you find this film playing at a festival near you, it's well worth checking out.

Director Carl Lauden is truly gifted and I can't wait to see what he does next. Really, I can't gush enough. Fun, smart, and…forgive the pun: sinfully good.


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