16 May 2007

Short Film Appreciation Series
(Here are a few short films that I enjoy, and have rediscovered on YouTube.)

Robert Rodriguez is an incredible storyteller. He views the world with a childlike sensibility, seeing magic where jaded grown-ups see practical concerns.

There is a term that perfectly describes what Rodriguez does: Magic Realism. His (best) flicks tend to be set in the gritty, smelly everyday world. It just so happen that this "real" world is inhabited by vampires, unruly kids who discover dead prostitutes in hotel rooms, and mariachis who carry arsenals around in their guitar cases.

Bedhead gave viewers in 1990 a taste of what was to come.

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