Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
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Jonathan Vandermark is a music teacher with a weakness for young men with great aspirations and without a pot to piss in. When Sebastian enters his life and takes advantage of John's charity, his life and afterlife will be changed forever.
William Shakespeare's classic tale of love and mischief "A midsummer night's dream" is re-imagined with Club kids at a rave in a L.A. warehouse. Love potions and drug deals gone bad, it's a high-energy, drug-fueled drama.
Gil Cates Jr.
Beautiful, sometimes touching. A therapy project that turned into art.
It's incredibly beautiful, and tells the story very well. With well-composed tunes it goes through costume drama, to animated film, to fantasies with mermaids in the ocean. At first the beauty amazes you, and then you realize just how complex it is.
The films are different little pieces of the story, some say more than others, some are connected to each other.
Dead Meat: a great opening. It's a costume drama piece. Very beautiful, dramatic. Fencing scene.
Parachute: a beautiful scene at a kind of circus place. Deals with the question of what's real or not. Leaves you puzzled.
Wait For Me: a wet fantasy, so to speak. Mermaids and a Lennon in a boat. Beautiful, embroidered history of lost love.
Friendly Fire: about the relationship between the girlfriend and the best friend. Lennon plays his late friend Max Leroy.
Spectacle: seems like a bagatelle at first. You laugh at it, but you will realize it's a bit deeper than you thought.
Tomorrow: Beautiful song, video is beautiful but doesn't really do the song just.
On Again, Off Again: connected with the Friendly Fire film. Symbolic way of showing that he's been blind.
Headlights: sort of a break, it's more like a music video than the other films. Its strenght is it's beauty. Not much of the story in it.
Would I Be The One: a follow up to Headlights. An animated adventure, beautiful in it's simplicity. Also bears a message.
Falling Out Of Love: probably the most beautiful of the videos. Takes on where On Again, Off Again left off. It's dramatic, touching, and the end of the story.
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