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medunecer
08-11-2004, 05:54 AM
Hi guys,
do you know if some studio realized
animated shorts in CGI with social contents?
Thank you.

Avebeno
08-18-2004, 02:04 AM
Social contents?

sbrandt
08-18-2004, 05:27 AM
* * * d o i n k * * *

You mean like a ladies tea social, social?

Or like corrupt pinko commie socialist, social?

Or more like ice cream social with hormone driven teenagers, social?

Or a social studies class at last period when everyones ready to go home and no one ever pays attention in class, social?

Or get out in the middle of the room and mingle with the other drunks and easy women at the neighbor's diner party, social?

The only communist flick I know of is about a repugnant Polish communist petty official who's secret hobby is "controlling" anglers, confiscating their trout fishing rods and gear and selling them for his own profit. A truly quirky but completely pointless piece. They should just love it at Sundance. Done, I think, by Slawomir Idziak. Up the revolution... 'til it kills you. Whoo Hoo.

gjjackson
08-18-2004, 06:03 AM
sbrandt , you think like me.

art
08-18-2004, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by sbrandt
who's secret hobby is "controlling" anglers, confiscating their trout fishing rods and gear and selling them for his own profit. A truly quirky but completely pointless piece.

Haha, that really sounds like a Polish movie. I can say that, having seen many of them in my life. Have you seen it translated or the original version? Sometimes, but not always, they do a horrible job of translating those movies.

sbrandt
08-18-2004, 04:07 PM
GJ -- That's because I'm not in Kansas any more. ..........actually, I never was in Kansas; .........which makes it all the more mysterious!!!


ART -- No, I've never seen it. I just saw it somewhere on a list of tripe that makes the usual rounds at Cannes, Edinburgh, Montreal, Sundance, etc., along with Michael Moore's jibberish. All it is, is something for culture vultures to pretend to know what they're talking about at gallery openings, coffee houses and left-wing-bookstore sitting rooms. :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

art
08-19-2004, 08:08 AM
Just so you know, Im not a fan of those kinds of movies either, but just by being born in Poland (I live in U.S. now), I had no choice but to see many of them. :)
I did not see the one you mentioned though and I probably did not miss much :)

sbrandt
08-19-2004, 03:55 PM
Yeah, going back to your roots can be real disappointing sometimes. (In the movies or in person.)

I'm a thorough mix of Irish, Cherokee, English, Welsh, on my mother's side and German, Norwegian, Swede on my father's side. But when anyone asks I just say I'm German/Irish.

So... a couple of years ago we decided to visit Ireland and find the old homestead in Ireland in the Ring of Kerry.

To make a long story short, we found ONE farmer on a little gray Ford tractor to ask directions from, that carried on a normal, adult rational conversation without trying to sell us something and who acted like he was genuinely interested that we'd had relatives that lived near him. Virtually everyone else was a gibbering drunk or was playing the Irish Poet/Artiste' role to the hilt or wanted to sell us a night's stay in a B&B or some really ugly hand-thrown stoneware pottery or umbrella-stand/ashtrays or the like.

Anyway, based on personal experience, I can say I'm certain I'll never, ever see an artsy/fartsy Irish indie film. Among many other things.

Now if anyone asks where my roots are from, I just say Puget Sound... and I'm part Cherokee.

EmperorPete
08-21-2004, 06:55 PM
Ohhh man sbrandt... sounds like you stepped straight into the Irish equivalent of the village from Withnail And I...
"Don't you threaten me with a dead fish...!"

sbrandt
08-21-2004, 09:44 PM
I'm not sure what the "villiage" is about.

We just thought they laid the Joyce, O'Neil, Shaw,Yeats thingy on a little thick.

There were other things that were a bit around the bend too.

Like we picked an old guy up and gave him a ride to his front gate.

He was walking straight and upright and as we approached, it LOOKED like he was sober as a judge, but the second he got in the car it was obvious he was three sheets to the wind.

We never did understand what he said or what his name was.

He just flapped his arms a lot when we approached his lane, and he got out.

Although, the road bowlers that had us stopped while they played through were exceptionally friendly-- but, alas, dunk as skunks too.

And when we stopped at a Texaco station for cold pop, the girl behind the counter refused to speak English to us.
We conducted the whole transaction in Gaelic...like I was supposed to give a crap.

I know she DID speak English, because they had living space in the back of the station and I could hear an Irish talk show on the radio, and it was in English.

Speaking of the English, they were a bit against the grain too.

We rented the car in Frankfurt and went to Dover.

When we got off the ferry we were in the middle of the pack of cars.

There's a slight incline with diagonal parking that we sat in and the two kids that checked passports came up the line--skipped our car--and finished the rest of the line and went back to the guard shack and left us setting there.

--Because we were the only ones with German plates--

Since I'm basically half Irish, half German I felt uniquely qualified to kick their butts up between their shoulderblades.

They were REAL suprised when I went down to their little office and barked at them in English....and with an American accent.

Like I said I'm not sure what the village or Withnail is about... but I thought it was sort of like being inside a Salvador Dali painting.

I was glad to get back to The North Woods with the rest of the Renegades and Wild Indians. Whoo Hoo

medunecer
08-24-2004, 01:12 AM
Hi guys,
for social contents I mean animated shorts
made for associations like "advertising council".
I'm looking for informations about animated shorts in CGI made
for beneficence and for charity purpose.
Do you know something about it?
Thanks!

sbrandt
08-24-2004, 02:17 AM
Oh... ...well... ...that was my second guess!

I just know I like Wallace and Grommet better than Mickey and Rocky and Bullwinkle, and almost as good as Tex Avery's work.

Here are some links that I like.
www.theclayman.com/animationlinks.html

Li spero ritrovamento le animazioni che state cercando e biancheria intima siete verdi. Bambino Di Ciao.


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"Cracking toast, Grommet." --Wallace--

medunecer
08-26-2004, 02:14 PM
Thanks Sbrandt!
And compliments for your italian!
Where did you learn it?