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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.

Director:

Christopher Nolan (as Chris Nolan)

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Christopher Nolan (as Chris Nolan)
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Jeremy Theobald ... The Man
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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1997 (UK) See more »

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Doodlebug See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The only cast of this short film, Jeremy Theobald, later appeared in and produced Christopher Nolan's debut film "Following" (1998). He also appeared in Nolan's "Batman Begins". See more »

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

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Genius!
2 August 2018 | by AhmedSpielberg99See all my reviews

With a Lynchian atmosphere, Nolan created an ambitious short film that relies on visual metaphors to represent a familiar, yet important, moral message.

The editing in general, and the sound editing in particular, is very exquisite, and intensified the moody and dark atmosphere that matches what the short film indicates very well.

Above all that, Doodlebug proves that Christopher Nolan is a risk-taker from the get-go.

(9/10)


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