16 July 2017

Short Shorts

by Leigh Lundin

Like short stories, film shorts concentrate a lot into a little because the best are short stories, not merely vignettes.

Let’s start with writers…



And readers… This little girl has her own ideas about the arts.



You wouldn’t expect a reading public to be a cause for concern, but it might come as a surprise to learn Adolph Hitler’s barely readable Mein Kampf ranks high in non-fiction sales. Chairman Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book also sells respectably in the capitalist world. Some concern can be mitigated by the fact that both of these books are often studied to better understand mania, madness, and mass followings.



The lovely mother of one of our long-time readers died a few hours ago. I’m not free to mention the name, but blessed be. This is for Mama-san…


6 comments:

Art Taylor said...

This second film here breaks my heart a little. Thanks for sharing, Leigh.

O'Neil De Noux said...

Like LIly & The Snowman. Always loved that song.

R.T. Lawton said...

Interesting short films, each with its own message. Thanks.

Jeff Baker said...

Here in Wichita, Kansas they show all the Oscar nominated short films every year.

Eve Fisher said...

Thanks for these!

Barb Goffman said...

Lily and the Snowman made me cry.