Thursday, September 14, 2006

Spin: An Great Short Film

SpinI love the fact that YouTube, like IFilm and AtomFilms before it, has provided a platform for short film that might not otherwise exist.

So that's how I got to see this short film called Spin, and I have nothing but raves for it (no pun intended).

The film centers on the manipulation of time in a very specific and interesting way by employing an unusual instrument... a pair of turntables. Of course, when playing around with cause and effect, sometimes the outcome can be unpredictable, and the benevolent DJ needs a few tries to get things right.

I have always been fascinated by the nature of time and travelling through it, which may be one reason why I like this movie (and I will probably have a full-length article about time travel/manipulation movies sometime in the near future), but I also appreciate the fact that they crafted a great little story with no dialogue and a great premise that didn't feel stretched. The movie was just the right size for the story the filmmakers wanted to tell.

So when you have a chance to sit and watch something for 8 minutes, why don't you check out Spin?

This is my 200th post as well, the most posts I've ever had on a blog, and I did it all in about 5 months.


Bean said...

Congrats on your 200th post :) Going to check out Spin now. Bit partial to time travel myself ;)

DutchBitch said...

I'll go over and watch The Spin for sure.

And congrats on the 200th! I just had my 200th as well and like you the most I ever had on a blog.

MC said...

Thank you both for your kind words. How did you like the movie?