Author Archives: nicolaskrizan

Le clitoris (2016)

Funny, intelligent, and pedagogic visualization of a sensitive topic: »the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure«. Well conceived and executed in a charmingly uncomplicated manner. Three minutes of tender joy. Probably in my book of lovable didactic … Continue reading

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Sininen viikko (1954) A short and brisk triangle drama that explores the tired trope of escaping the mundane and finding brief happiness in a bubble destined to burst. Silly, heartfelt, and ominous. Probably not in my book of summertime blues.

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eleven down, seven to go

Happy days are here again! With the help of a generous cineaste friend and the fabled torrent tracker Karagarga I have managed to obtain 11 (!) of the missing 18 movies on my list, leaving only these 7 missing: Brazil … Continue reading

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1001 e-book

You have to register for a trial period and they only offer an older edition – but hey, it’s free (and everything seems legit): http://landingbook.co/1001_movies_you_must_see_before_you_die_5th_anniversary_edition.pdf A more dubious offer:

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Prehistoric poultry – The Dinornis or Great Roaring Whiffenpoof (1917)

Story and animation are equally clumsy, even if the Dinornis itself looks funny in a stupid kind of way. Willis O’Brien’s pre-Kong shorts are quite uneven. Not in my book of early birds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZs_XvEk54Y

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R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1916)

These amusing anachronisms of everyday prehistoric life surely must have inspired The Flintstones. Unfortunately, most of the story is rather slow and tedious – plus somewhat confusing and at times even incomprehensible. A surprising and hilarious mutilation scene is not … Continue reading

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The dinosaur and the missing link – a prehistoric tragedy (1915)

By today’s standards this caveman stop-motion – famous animator Willis O’Brien’s first – is both crude and simplistic. Definitely no tragedy, though! Refreshingly ironic intertitles. Not in my stone age book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1DaT7f5lE&t=33s

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