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Bits of found film and different types of animation illustrate a classic chase scene scenario: A woman is abducted and a man comes to her rescue, but during their escape they find themselves in the enemy's secret headquarters.

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Virgil Widrich

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Virgil Widrich
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In a desperate attempt to save the girl, the legendary actor, Humphrey Bogart, rides a proud wild mustang, as the Austrian filmmaker Virgil Widrich's rapid-fire montage seamlessly incorporates 65,000 print-outs of iconic film frames into one long and frenzied chase sequence. A multitude of adversaries--including the emblematic monster from Frankenstein (1931)--want to thwart the ambitious plans of the dauntless man of action, Sean Connery, and his intrepid companion, Harrison Ford, who are pitching in to help; however, not if the elegant, Audrey Hepburn, and the beautiful, Eva Marie Saint, can help it. Who knew one could cram so many classic cinema mega-stars in less than thirteen minutes? Written by Nick Riganas

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9 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Mia grigori, shedon, tainia See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Nomination Palme d'Or - Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2003. See more »

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Very cool
30 July 2005 | by camachoborrachoSee all my reviews

Fast film makes you realize how basically every film has the same plot just done differently (hero, bad guys, girl who gets captured, escape, chase, fight, etc.) and recreates it perfectly using clips of film entirely photocopied frame by frame and put on paper. That alone (the paper part) is amazing in itself.

But I found myself just marveling the entire time as I watched this short and despite there being no one main character with which to identify, I was rooting for the hero nevertheless. It was also interesting and humorous in the way that the filmmakers made the characters seem aware that they were in a film based on certain reaction shots from other films - so it was self reflexive in this way. As I watched I couldn't help think "My God, these people have an encyclopedic knowledge of every old film ever made" since the story scripted for the paper movement cleverly parallels what's going on in the film clip(s).

You have to watch this. This isn't your typical artsy short film. It is a feast for the eyes and the mind.

10/10 amazing


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