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July 20, 2014 6:11 pm  #1


Short film "Dust" with Alan Rickman

I just leave this here.
Would like to know what you think.



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July 21, 2014 3:25 am  #2


Re: Short film "Dust" with Alan Rickman

That was…..  really, really strange…   
I'm usually a fan of a well-known/commonly accepted tales being twisted a bit or shown the 'other side', but I didn't expect that!  Twice I thought 'wth?!' in bemused uncertainty, and they really make you pause and think about presumed implications/society taboos/what we're taught to fear when presented with scenes like an old ragged guy following a young girl home.     I will say that Rickman was great for the part, though.  He left me still uncertain whether I find it funny or unnerving.    Reminded me of the similarity in strangeness and conveying the story without words like Benedict's short "Inseparable".


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July 21, 2014 6:30 am  #3


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Using spoiler tags in case anybody reads before watching.

I really liked it.  I feels like you're being set up to think one thing, so it makes you think that it's going to be something else - I imagined that Alan Rickman was going to be an estranged father or grandfather, or that he was going to save the family in some way.   I didn't expect what actually happened!   It made me think of the slightly disturbing stories/fairy tales children are told (Santa is another character who sneaks into your house when you're asleep!) and how they have to sort out the truth from the fantasy and the imaginary benefical characters from the real, dangerous characters.    That they're being told "don't talk to strangers" alongside "a stranger will come into your room at night to take your tooth". 

I thought it even touched on something more disturbing: using the child as a drug to make him fly, even though it didn't involve touching or harming the child, made me think of the issue of child porn.   I don't want to think about that one too deeply, but that's what sprung to mind. I think there would have been quite a different feel if they'd used a young, female actress instead of Alan Rickman. 

At the end, the child seems happy to have helped, though, and just wants a glimpse of the magical creature. 

 

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July 21, 2014 7:59 am  #4


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That indeed was ... strange. But also really interesting. With that tooth fairy becomes a totally different meaning. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

I like Alan Rickmann. Since the first time I noticed him in "Die hard" I love his elegant, mysterious kind ... he fascinates but also scares me.
So it was tempting to get him wrong in this film.


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August 12, 2014 8:44 pm  #5


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My unqualified thoughts:

The beginning: Daaamn that beard suits him *swoondroolthuddedythud*

Since he enters the house: uneasy as hell

The "transformation": what the?? 

Overall: Alan, you are hot as f*** but you keep making some veeeery strange (and slightly disturbing) films..

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August 13, 2014 6:51 pm  #6


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I´d also be interested in your thoughts, Mattlocked! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

August 13, 2014 6:57 pm  #7


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Russell wrote:

He left me still uncertain whether I find it funny or unnerving. Reminded me of the similarity in strangeness and conveying the story without words like Benedict's short "Inseparable".

My thoughts exactly, Russell. I tend to "unnerving". With both films.
 


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August 14, 2014 5:01 am  #8


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tobeornot221b wrote:

Russell wrote:

He left me still uncertain whether I find it funny or unnerving. Reminded me of the similarity in strangeness and conveying the story without words like Benedict's short "Inseparable".

My thoughts exactly, Russell. I tend to "unnerving". With both films.
 

 
Yes!  I know... thank you!  Heck, come to think of it, you remind me that Martin's mime short fits in there too.    Talk about amusingly unnerving.  Something about those "art-teestic" shorts, huh?


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We solve crimes, I blog about it, and he forgets his pants.  I wouldn't hold out too much hope!

Just this morning you were all tiny and small and made of clay!

I'm working my way up the greasy pole.  It's… very greasy.  And…  pole-shaped.
 

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