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The Long and Short of It (2003)

A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

Director:

Sean Astin

Writers:

Sean Astin (screenplay), Sean Astin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andrew Lesnie ... Grizzled Painter
Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor ... Woman
Paul Randall Paul Randall ... Tall Man
Peter Jackson ... Bus Driver
Fa Suluvave Fa Suluvave ... Extra
Philippa Race Philippa Race ... Extra
Sophie Brewster Sophie Brewster ... Extra
David Williams David Williams ... Extra (as Dave Williams)
Barrie M. Osborne ... Extra
Phil Shaw Phil Shaw ... Extra
Perry Norris Perry Norris ... Extra
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A bedraggled painter is in way over his head. His back hurts. His ladder is broken. It seems he may never be able to hang an enourmous pastoral painting. Then... as chance would have it, two strangers, very different in size but equally benevolent in heart, wander his way. With the help of a kindly little lady and a gangly good-natured giant, our every-day artist overcomes his dilemma and fulfils his day's work. Three worlds unite. Ranging from 3 1/2 feet small to eight feet tall, they finally step back to admire their collaborative efforts... What is revealed is that they have not been working together on a painting after all; rather, they have collaborated in posting up an unlikely automobile advertisement, which between the three of them none are likely to be able to afford or make use of because of their particular stature. But have no fear -- they are all able to take advantage of the public transit system. The grateful painter joins his new acquaintances for the trip home. The ... Written by Sean Astin & Josh Tundra

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Short | Drama

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

И длинно, и коротко See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Available as an extra feature on the DVD release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). See more »

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In the "Making Of" on the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers DVD (Region 2), the copyright date at the end is MMMII (3002). See more »

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Soundtracks

Che Gelida Manina
from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly Rodolfo
Performed by Roberto Alagna Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Courtesy of Decca Record Company - London
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved
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quite a thrilling short
29 August 2003 | by tooty_fruitySee all my reviews

although the music behind the story gave it an annoying feel the moral of the story was put across really well and it kept me entertained! the directing was nicely done and the story well written for on screen. credits to Dom and Sean for putting together such a great little piece!


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