An office clerk is bored and starts to play with the globe on his desk. The effect is instant as the world outside his window goes pitch black as he moves the globe through a few degrees. ... See full summary »

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An office clerk is bored and starts to play with the globe on his desk. The effect is instant as the world outside his window goes pitch black as he moves the globe through a few degrees. The realisation of the power he has hits him hard - but is it too late to use his powers for good? Written by bob the moo

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Simple but quite good
2 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An office clerk is bored and starts to play with the globe on his desk. The effect is instant as the world outside his window goes pitch black as he moves the globe through a few degrees. The realisation of the power he has hits him hard – but is it too late to use his powers for good? Funded as part of a programme that requires the films to be 90 seconds long or less, this short does what is required by having one joke to make and delivering it in a punchy way. It doesn't totally work but the initial concept is good for about 80 seconds and the final punch line is good and drew a laugh from me. I don't think it compares to some of the best of the funding stream (Le Cheval 2.1 takes that) because it is rather simple and lacking anything more than one static shot but it still just about works. What t should be praised for is making itself enjoyable and memorable on a budget that must have barely entered three figures.

Overall this is an OK short but not really worth hunting down if it takes much time. It is simple, funny and effective even if it does feel very basic and not all that memorable.


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