Archive for the ‘Short Film’ Category

“The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra” (1928)

March 16, 2012

The very Mulholland Dr.-ish short by Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich. The “Gregg” who did the camerawork was Toland.

It’s amazing how quickly the industry began loathing itself…

“Manhatta” (1921)

March 5, 2012

One of the earliest “symphony of a city” movies, it’s a gorgeous 11-minute short by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler (with an assist from Walt Whitman). I’d trade most entire movies for the two shots beginning at 9:59.

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