A father along with his son and sister is driving back home in his car. The son continiously is throwing orange peels onto the road when suddenly the father stops the car and tells his son ... See full summary »
A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table ... See full summary »
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »
As he is now working on his income tax, Joe Doakes conducts the latest in his series of "how to" lectures, this time on income tax. He provides a general overview on the theory behind the ... See full summary »
Young Cheryl moves into her estranged aunt Martha's rundown King Edward Hotel. One of its offbeat residents, disturbed photographer George, takes special interest in her. Cheryl begins suspecting that a resident was murdered.
This short film provides a brief introduction to Bob Wills and the rise in popularity of his western swing music. Wills and His Texas Playboys perform a handful of songs in various set pieces, including their big hit "San Antonio Rose."
This short goes inside government research laboratories to showcase some of the products that will be used in the near future. Some are for general use, such as computerized assembly lines,... See full summary »
Americans as a collective were known as being artistically challenged. During Grandpa's time, art in America was looked at a bit differently than it is today. Typical of the American ideal ... See full summary »
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright,
Thomas Hart Benton
A voice says, "There are 1,000,000 moments in your neighborhood; each has a fragile presence which fades almost as it forms." Ten such moments are dramatized, from a chubby man exercising and realizing that "sex" and "thing" go together to an ill, bored child discovering that most pieces of paper fit on top of a Scotties box. Along the way, a child races time, a matron thinks she hears a woodpecker, an unfaithful gay man wonders why his eyes can't focus on two depths simultaneously, Angela thinks about her uncle's pet pig as she eats pork, beer-drinking Ed recalls his school football days and vows to get back in shape, and a bachelor remembers his mother.Written by
Various individuals going about their days, suffer distracted moments in which they think ridiculous, amusing, or ordinary thoughts.
Jane Campion's early short subject offers us brief glimpses into the thoughts of people, none of which are particularly unusual. A small boy turns an errand into a world-saving moment; a woman eating sliced ham thinks about her uncle's pig; and so forth. It's an exercise in boredom, and the creativity it engenders... most of which isn't worth pursuing, although I've been on world-saving missions too, and so have you.
If there is a serious point to this movie (and I'm not sure there is), it's that a certain amount of boredom is necessary. Boredom impels us to relieve the boredom, boredom allows our minds to roam, boredom makes us write reviews of movies on the IMDb -- 7000+ and counting, as I type these words. Do they make a difference to anyone?
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