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The Long and Short of It (2003)

A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

Director:

Sean Astin

Writers:

Sean Astin (screenplay), Sean Astin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Andrew Lesnie ... Grizzled Painter
Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor ... Woman
Paul Randall Paul Randall ... Tall Man
Peter Jackson ... Bus Driver
Fa Suluvave Fa Suluvave ... Extra
Philippa Race Philippa Race ... Extra
Sophie Brewster Sophie Brewster ... Extra
David Williams David Williams ... Extra (as Dave Williams)
Barrie M. Osborne ... Extra
Phil Shaw Phil Shaw ... Extra
Perry Norris Perry Norris ... Extra
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A bedraggled painter is in way over his head. His back hurts. His ladder is broken. It seems he may never be able to hang an enourmous pastoral painting. Then... as chance would have it, two strangers, very different in size but equally benevolent in heart, wander his way. With the help of a kindly little lady and a gangly good-natured giant, our every-day artist overcomes his dilemma and fulfils his day's work. Three worlds unite. Ranging from 3 1/2 feet small to eight feet tall, they finally step back to admire their collaborative efforts... What is revealed is that they have not been working together on a painting after all; rather, they have collaborated in posting up an unlikely automobile advertisement, which between the three of them none are likely to be able to afford or make use of because of their particular stature. But have no fear -- they are all able to take advantage of the public transit system. The grateful painter joins his new acquaintances for the trip home. The ... Written by Sean Astin & Josh Tundra

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New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

И длинно, и коротко See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Entire film was made in one day. See more »

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In the "Making Of" on the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers DVD (Region 2), the copyright date at the end is MMMII (3002). See more »

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P.S. I Love You Christine See more »


Soundtracks

Che Gelida Manina
from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly Rodolfo
Performed by Roberto Alagna Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Courtesy of Decca Record Company - London
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved
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In a word -- delightful
13 January 2004 | by ceallaig-1See all my reviews

This is a sweet, compact little film about the way total strangers can impact on each other's lives. Coming in at about four minutes and choreographed to the aria "Che Gelida Manina", it involves a simple but heartfelt story, a touch of humor, and puts forth the notion that everyone can have a role to play in the world -- all they have to do is look for the opportunity. I look forward to more work from Sean behind as well as in front of the camera. LOTR fans will recognize many of the faces here, and for those who have the Two Towers DVD, watch the 'making of' featurette on the short -- it is a riot!

I hope this little film met the criteria for inclusion in the Oscar race -- I would be delighted to cheer this to a win in the spring.


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