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Short and Sweet: The illustrious history of the short film…

on March 21, 2013

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After sitting through the latest three-hour blockbuster, it’s hard to believe that in the early days of movie making all films were short. Everything from newsreels and comedies to serialised dramas and adventure stories.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

And there’s more: huge shifts in film distribution options have changed how we make and think about short films. Perhaps we should consider going back to more of those short films. With the repetitiveness of sex, violence, and the same story line over and over, one falls asleep or walks out way before the movie is over.

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4 responses to “Short and Sweet: The illustrious history of the short film…

  1. bldodson says:

    Yes, I agree. Also hard for me to understand why short stories sell so poorly. One would think they would do bette in this 24/7 world where most of us have the attention span of a gerbil on crack.

  2. Lyn says:

    I haven’t been to the movies for almost 2 years. But you’re so right Sharla. There’s enough violence and sex on TV without actually paying to watch it.
    Oh my, I almost choked on my tea when I read friend Donson’s comment 🙂

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