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Doodlebug (1997)

In his squalid apartment, a man tries to squash with his shoe an insect of some kind that is moving around the room.

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Christopher Nolan (as Chris Nolan)

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Christopher Nolan (as Chris Nolan)
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In a ratty flat, a man is on his hands and knees, holding a shoe by its toe, trying to kill a bug of some sort that so far has managed to evade him. He keeps up the chase and whacks at it a few times. Then, we get a look at what he's been trying to flatten. In what sort of universe have we found ourselves? Who's in danger? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Fantasy | Mystery

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UK

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English

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1997 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Christopher Nolan shot this film when he was studying English literature in London. See more »

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Edited into Cinema16: British Short Films (2003) See more »

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A Kafkaesque by Nolan
2 April 2015 | by MushuHardSee all my reviews

I never heard about someone, who after watching this short by Nolan didn't have smile in his face. This movie is just masterpiece among the short movies (I watched plenties) and very inspiring according to fact that on the scene is just a man with a shoe and he's trying to catch something.

In this movie Nolan shows us that, he can really grab our attention. And play with our emotions like he does in many other movies, like a true genius and all he needs is just 3 minutes.

Interesting fact is that Nolan was also behind the camera which is very rare according to the Following which was the last movie he shot. And I personally like his camera.

Yet I would also mention that the soundtrack is made by David Julyan who made soundtracks for another Nolan movies Following, Memento, Insomnia and The Prestige.

So I would recommend Doodlebug to everyone who is Nolan fan, who likes Kafkaesque movies and basically to everyone who likes movies, cinematography and dynamic short movies.


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