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An amusing short film
bob the moo from United Kingdom
24 January 2007
A middle-aged man lives in his house alone and doesn't really talk to
his neighbours. This film talks to the man's neighbours to get a
picture of this "weirdo".
Screened separately and together on television and widely available on
the internet, this short film was one of several that were commissioned
by Robbie Williams to help promote his new album Rudebox. None of the
shorts were videos but they were all standalone short films "inspired"
by a song off the album but always intended to exist in their own
right. To make this film Wardrop took people from an "extras" website
who had never properly acted before and delivers his story. The film
does a nice job of getting the cast talking about the man but, in doing
so they show characteristics that suggest they themselves are the weird
ones, just they happen to be in the majority in the community.
It is a simple affair but it is amusing and well delivered. The split
screen approach is a nice touch and works well because the film is so
short allowing for more to be put on the screen at the same time. The
cast are mostly good and come across natural, with only one of them
stuttering and stumbling over his lines (which may have been deliberate
but it did distract).
Overall then an amusing little short film not sure what it has to do
with the Williams song but kudos to him for supporting the UK short
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