A voice says, "There are 1,000,000 moments in your neighborhood; each has a fragile presence which fades almost as it forms." Ten such moments are dramatized, from a chubby man exercising and realizing that "sex" and "thing" go together to an ill, bored child discovering that most pieces of paper fit on top of a Scotties box. Along the way, a child races time, a matron thinks she hears a woodpecker, an unfaithful gay man wonders why his eyes can't focus on two depths simultaneously, Angela thinks about her uncle's pet pig as she eats pork, beer-drinking Ed recalls his school football days and vows to get back in shape, and a bachelor remembers his mother.Written by
This short film is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for Sweetie (1989). See more »
early Campion vignettes
This is essentially a student film by director Jane Campion. It's black and white. It's a series of vignettes narrated by the same man. Non of the moments are long enough to have lasting impact. The kid has a quirky idea. Eating pork is probably the most compelling mostly because it's about something real. The others are less memorable although I probably won't forget the half-naked guy exercising. As a student film, the black and white looks good and it has some interesting ideas.
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