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The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - No. 2 - 24/10/2009 7:05:43 PM   
elab49


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Even though we got a relatively small number of lists, they still gave us sufficient variety to easily create a top 200 short films with entries spread over the decades and the globe (and with some left over), while also showing a degree of agreement on what the more popular shorts were at the top end of the list.

In method? We ranked by popularity and by 'score', and then ranked by the average between them with 'popularity' being the tie-breaker where it could be used. We think this gives us the most robust way of both reflecting both popularity between lists and placings on individual lists.

We're still looking for blurb writers if there are any volunteers, and want to thank everyone who has taken the time to write some or given us their blessing for nicking a review they've written elsewhere.

All entries (bar a couple) should have video links (which were current at the time the blurb was put together), so please give them a go and give us your thoughts. We'll be updating gradually so decided that discussion round the shorts might be best in the same thread, but would ask that the discussion stays centred round the shorts themselves so new entries don't get too lost in the mix. Thank you

Edit - just so you know who to blame if you disagree with a position, 'we' is me, TRM, Rawlinson and Miles Messervy 007!


The top 200 - The List so Far

200. Bimbo's Initiation . (Fleischer, 1931)

=198. Partly Cloudy (Sohn, 2009)
=198. Carrotblanca (McCarthy, 1995)

=193. Wrong Again (McCarey, 1929)
=193. Papiroflexia (Baldwin, 2007)
=193. Fatal Glass of Beer (Bruckman, 1933)
=193. Das Rad (Stenner, etc, 2003)
=193. Counterfeit Cat (Avery, 1949)

=189. Song-Catcher (Vaucher, 2001)
=189. Doggy Poo (Kwon, 2003)
=189. Critic, The (Pintoff, 1963)
=189. A Ninja Pays Half my Rent (Tsuchida, 2003)

=186. Love on the Wing (McLaren, 1938)
=186. Lion and Bull (Khitruk, 1983) (Lev I Byk)
=186. Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (Jones, 1956)

=182. World Cinema (2007, Coen & Coen)
=182. Dog Altogether – (Considine, 2007)
=182. Mouse in Manhattan (Hanna/Barbera, 1945)

=179. Haredevil Hare (Jones, 1948)
=179. Hook, Line and Stinker (Jones, 1958)
=179. The Killers – (Beiku/Gordon/Tarkovsky, 1958)

=174 Alive in Joburg(2005, Blomkamp)
=174 Artheme Swallows His Clarinet (Eclipse Films, 1912)
=174 His Father's Daughter (Dickinson, 1941)
=174 Hilarious Posters (Melies, 1907)
=174 Lifted (Rydstrom, 2006)

=169 A Christmas Carol (Williams, 1971)
=169. The Cat Came Back (Barker, 1988)
=169. County Hospital (Parrott, 1932)
=169. Free Radicals(1958, Lye) 
=169. Genre (1996, Hertzfeldt)

 
=165. The Big Shave (Scorsese, 1967)
=165. His New Job– (Chaplin, 1915)
=165. Northwest Hounded Police (Avery, 1946)
=165. Terry Tate, Office Linebacker (Thuber, 2002)

=162. Butcher Boy, The (Arbuckle, 1917)
=162. Lily and Jim (Hertzfeldt, 1997)
=162. Putting Pants on Philip (Bruckman, 1927)

=160. Deduce You Say? (Jones, 1956)
=160. Hair-Raising Hare (Jones, 1946)

159. Billy's Balloon (Hertzfeld, 1998)

=154. Begone Dull Care (McLaren/Lambart, 1949)
=154. Blotto (Parrott, 1930)
=154. Charlotte et son Jules –(Godard, 1960)
=154. Oktapodi (Various, 2007)
=154. Robin Hood Daffy (Jones, 1958)

=150. Fifty Percent Grey (Robinson, 2001)
=150. Kitty Foiled (Hanna-Barbera, 1948)
=150. Les Jeux des Anges (Borowczyk, 1964)
=150. Max et la Docteresse (Linder, 1909)

149. Easy Street (Chaplin, 1917)

=146. Gertie the Dinosaur (McCay, 1914)
=146. Minnie the Moocher (Fleischer, 1932)
=146. Your Face (Plympton, 1987)

=144. Land Without Bread (Bunuel, 1933)
=144. Old Lady and the Pigeons (Chomet, 1998)

143. Crac! (Back, 1981)

=139. Bunny (Wedge, 1998)
=139. Fixer Uppers, The (Rogers, 1935)
=139. Knighty Knight Bugs (Freleng, 1958)
=139. Meshes of the Afternoon (Deren/Hammid, 1943)

=135. Band Concert, The (Jackson, 1935)
=135. Confession, The (Pfirman, 2000)
=135. Going, Going, Gosh (Jones, 1952)
=135. Street of Crocodiles (Quays, 1986)

=133. Jerry and the Lion (Hanna/Barbera, 1950)
=133. Man in the Frame (Khitruk, 1996)

132. The Meaning of Life (Hertzfeld, 2005)

131. Jumping (Tezuka, 1984)

130. Blood of the Beasts (Franju, 1949)

=125. Dots (McLaren, 1940)
=125. For Scent-imental Reasons (Jones, 1949)
=125. Le Paysagiste (Drouin, 1976)
=125. Ah, L'Amour (Hertzfeld, 1995)

=125. Frankenweenie (Burton, 1984)

=123. The Cow (Korova, 1989)
=123. Even Pigeons go to Heaven (Tourneux, 2007)

122. All the World's Memory (Resnais, 1956)

=117. Be Big! (Parrot, 1931)
=117. Big Business (Horne/McCarey, 1929)
=117. Father and Daughter (Dudok de Wit, 2000)
=117. Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (Gratz, 1992)
=117. Listen to Britain (Jennings/McAllister, 1942)

116. Mike's New Car (Doctor/Gould, 2002)

=111.  The Alphabet (Lynch, 1965)
=111. The Clock Cleaners (Sharpsteen, 1937)
=111. Rock-a-bye Bear (Avery, 1952)
=111. Simon of the Desert (Bunuel, 1965)
=111. Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (Jeunet, 1989)

=107. Boobs in the Woods (McKimson, 1950)
=107. Now Hear This (Jones, 1962)
=107. Reach (Randall, 2009)
=107. You're Darn Tootin' (Kennedy, 1928)

=105. Antoine et Collette (Truffaut, 1962)
=105. Story of One Crime (Khitruk, 1962)

104. The Immigrant (Chaplin, 1917)

=102. Dimensions of Dialogue (Svankmajer, 1982)
=102. Magical Maestro (Avery, 1952)

=100. The Play House (Keaton, 1921)
=100. Quasi at the Quackadero (Cruikshannk, 1976)

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 7:10:13 PM   
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Hooray. When's the first batch coming up?

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 7:14:03 PM   
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200. Bimbo’s Initiation . (Fleischer, 1931)
 


Link to Short

After falling down a manhole, Bimbo finds himself in the world of an underground secret society. He is asked repeatedly "Wanna be a member, wanna be a member? " Bimbo keeps refusing the offer and finds himself put in more and more danger as he's pursued through this dark, hostile and surreal subterranean world by members of the cult. There's a lot of obvious Freudian imagery in the short and the final reveal confirms the interest in sexuality that ran through many early Fleischer shorts. Raw sexuality, surrealism and a nightmarish atmosphere combine with the usual high quality of the Fleischer shorts to create one of the most stunning short films of all time.
Rawlinson

=198. Partly Cloudy (Sohn, 2009)
 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0JdaUiPmQU
(ad link scrolls up screen – it’s this or a 20 sec trailer)

While not as memorable as, say, Presto, For the Birds or One Man Band, the obligatory Pixar short in front of their big release this time is a sweet and imaginative tale of a world where clouds make all the babies of the world for them to be delivered by storks, and a small cumulonimbus cloud gets to work creating the less-than-desirable creatures of the world, much to the everliving fear of his assigned stork. Funny and sweet, it's a bit see-and-forget, but it's still quite good.
Pigeon Army.
 
=198. Carrotblanca (McCarthy, 1995)

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znXaLu90Tk8

Carrotblanca is an unusual success for the modern Looney Tunes – a take-off of the classic movie Casablanca it also features a who’s who of Looney Tunes stars featuring Bugs and Daffy (Rick and Sam), Pepe le Pew (Louie), Sylvester and Tweety Pie, Foghorn Leghorn (cameo) and Yosemite Sam along with lots of non-speaking cameos - I think the sheepdog is Yosemite’s driver, although I don’t remember his tuft being so very red, Bugs big hairy monster, a young looking Porky Pig (possibly!)), Foghorn’s amorous older friend, etc.

For me the best part is easily is Tweety Pie giving us an astonishingly convincing, and very very creepy, Peter Lorre – mannerisms, speech and facial expressions (big dark eyelids) are all done brilliantly. And the story is generally pretty faithful with Sam a little more hysterically Daffy and an inevitable alteration to the normal ending while still incorporating Bugs fondness for cross-dressing and a rather risque jail-cell joke for Yosemite.

Voices aside (although most make a decent attempt at the original characters), it is nice to see that modern Looney Tunes can still hit the button and this apparently even appears as an extra on a recent release of the original film. 
Elab49
 
=193. Wrong Again (McCarey, 1929)
 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeS7tjFA708&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQGe_UecMXk

Stan & Ollie are stableboys looking after a horse named Blue Boy. Unknown to them there's also a valuable painting called Blue Boy that's recently been stolen. When they hear there's a big reward for the return of Blue Boy, they decide to take the horse back and claim that money for themselves. This confusion leads to the usual series of misunderstandings that ends up with the rather surreal image of the boys putting a horse on top of a piano. And if the mental image of Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, a horse and a piano doesn't make you smile at the comedic potential then you have no soul. Wrong Again was one of the last shorts with Stan & Ollie before the switch to sound and it's one of the best they ever made
Rawlinson
 
=193. Papiroflexia (Baldwin, 2007)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdxbIRkITBk

Papiroflexia (Joaquin Baldwin, 2007) - This is the story of a man who is so skilled at origami, that he can create anything from anything. He uses this gift to turn the world back to nature rather than the hectic city life in which he lives. The animation yet again is fairly simple, but its a nice presentation of the story
TRM


An origami expert who can give his creations life gets pissed off with urbanisation and industrialisation, and so folds everything in the world in order to restore nature to its former glory. It's a sweet little animation, with a nice little message that doesn't feel forced, even if you come out of the film feeling slightly unaffected.
Pigeon Army
 
=193. Fatal Glass of Beer (Bruckman, 1933)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYDKmEF85CY&feature=related

W.C. Fields' finest short is a hilarious parody of silent melodramas. Set in The Yukon, the plot focuses on Mr. Snavely (Fields) serenading a mountie with The Fatal Glass of Beer, a song warning against the evils of drink and bad people in the city. We see the warnings of the songs played out through the actions of Snavely's waster son. As theatrical and stagey as many of the films it parodies, it features Fields finest performance and it's possibly his most bizarre offering, especially if you're unfamiliar with his work. It's witty, absurdist, and far more sophisticated than you might expect. Watch it and be amazed at just how much hilarity can come from a handful of fake snow.
Rawlinson
 
=193. Das Rad (Stenner, etc, 2003)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMc9OJvo-9A
No Eng subs – not strictly necessary

Another short robbed of its crown – Stenner’s Das Rad lost out at Oscar to the lesser ChubbChubbs.

Using stop-motion two sentient piles of rocks move at their own geological pace as the world whizzes round them. Occasionally we drop out of their time frame to see snap shots of the world around them once man first appears and a road is put in place. Towns rise and fall – and they meander on letting the moss grow. The time difference is possibly best shown when the smaller rock person throws an acorn a tree springs immediately from where it falls (in their time frame), knocking over an old timer and we occasionally drop out of their time into ‘ours’ – when the earliest men knock the tree down and the rocks inadvertently help them discover the wheel.

A very sweet animation (and terrifying as the city comes closer), beautifully coloured and skilfully rendered as well as convincingly anthropomorphic with very simian grooming activities with the moss at the start (and a very physical resemblance of Wall-E to the little'un).
Elab49

=193. Counterfeit Cat
 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCR8giTdsek

In the early 1940’s, Looney tunes released the first of their Merrie Melodies cartoons featuring Sylvester and Tweety. These cartoons used a basic concept of the cat trying to do whatever he can to catch the canary. With the counterfeit cat, Tex Avery adopted this idea for one of his own cartoons for rival studio MGM. In this short we are introduced to a hungry looking cat who sees a canary (called Tweety Bird) and when trying to get to the bird, encounters the dog guarding it. The owner tells Spike not to let the cat in, but that he is allowed to let his friend dog come over. The cats solution is of course to dress up as a dog to fool Spike. While this may not be one of Avery’s very best cartoons, it does have some nice gags and features a nice twist at the end.
TRM

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 7:21:59 PM   
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=189. Song-Catcher (Vaucher, 2001)

 
The mind of an elderly butterfly catcher turns continually back to the love he lost in an animated short heavily overladen with symbolism and drifting in and out of memories and dreams often driven by the butterflies themselves.

This is a quite hard to find short from the prolific National Film Board of Canada. Song-Catcher has been created using a charcoal line drawing style, Vaucher using the shading to add depth to the mood. The artwork is genuinely beautiful in a style is not dissimilar to that of Aleksandr Petrov and the tale not that far from his 'Mermaid', delving into the interpretation of dreams. 
Elab49

=189. Doggy Poo (Kwon, 2003)
 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuRCZA6SuUE
Better quality, full short, no Eng subs (not really needed, tbh)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzjHq0jE0Kw&feature=related
Lower quality, Eng dub. of the last 8 quite heartbreaking minutes although they arguably work better as a silent

Doggy Poo! is an animated short from Korea about a lonely and unloved piece of dog shit. Of course, having a piece of crap as the hero isn't unique to Doggy Poo!, think of the Mr. Hanky episodes of South Park for a good example. But if you expect a film called Doggy Poo! to be juvenile or loaded with easy laughs, it isn't. It's a heartbreaking story of a piece of poo who wakes up in a hostile world, desperate for companionship and a purpose in life. This is compassionate and deeply spiritual, it's a beautiful story told with one of the most unusual heroes you could hope to find. It takes a heart of stone not to be touched by Doggy Poo's plight as he meets with animals and plant life, none of whom are able to help him, until he eventually finds his purpose in life.
Rawlinson
 
=189. Critic, The (Pintoff, 1963)
 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otPkk1sUFkI

An old Jewish man goes to the cinema and ends up seeing abstract cartoons. Baffled by what he sees he rants loudly at the screen, much to the annoyance of the other cinema-goers. And that's it, the animation is a spoof of Eastern European animations that were becoming popular around the time period. The animation is a spot-on parody, although you feel it's a loving poke in the ribs rather than a punch to the gut. What makes the short really work is the old man is played by Mel Brooks. Brook's old codger somehow takes me to his 2000 Year Old Man albums from around the same period, there's the same rhythm and richness to his delivery and it's the perfect reminder of why Brooks was once a comedy God.
Rawlinson
 
=189. A Ninja Pays Half my Rent (Tsuchida, 2003)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i55sGiAMYGE

A man's flatmate dies of grapefuit juice in his eye ("Apparently some fruits have really strong acid"), and so he chooses a ninja for his new roommate. For a bunch of ninja jokes put on film, this short is surprisingly funny - highlights include the scene in which the man tries to get the ninja to pass him the syrup at the breakfast table, the one in which the ninja comes out of the bathroom after a shower, or the brilliant little scene in which the flatmate tries to get the ninja to watch Animal Planet while the ninja is being attacked by another ninja. It's definitely worth a look - a lot funnier and smarter than it lets on.
Pigeon Army
 
=186. Love on the Wing (McLaren, 1938)
 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxvCNhLEDeA

"animation is not the art of drawings that move, but of movements that are drawn”

The GPO film unit (ostensibly there to promote the Post Office and its products) became, under John Grierson, a tremendously important lynchpin in the history of British cinema with aesthetic ideas and attitudes to cinema that transferred worldwide. Some of the animation that came out of the unit was particularly astonishing (and Grierson would later move to the NFB in Canada and, with McLaren's help, create an animation base that continues to be enormously significant).

In time with Ibert's Divertissement, two-dimensional white images of lovers meet, mutate, encounter difficulty and fall in love in front of a "moving, multiplane coloured background” – this is a beautifully coloured piece with bulbous 3-d effect stop motion coloured clouds on a dark pale blue background. Both the landscape and the colours are very Daliesque and the imagination in the figures in the foreground is impressive. The foreground is McLaren painting directly onto the celluloid seemingly almost as fast as the film flows, such is the vitality that translates to the screen.

I find you tend not to marry front and back on first watch and you need a couple of watches to familiarise yourself with each. McLaren gained international renown for his innovative work in abstract animation while at the NFB. This short for the GPO, which was effectively his film school, was his best work prior to the move and remains my favourite. 
Elab49
 
=186. Lion and Bull (Khitruk, 1983) (Lev I Byk)
 
 

 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Uwk_SEPO8
 
Based on an African folk tale, this is sadly Khitruk's last short. It shows, as it's a far cry from his earlier style. A bull escapes from his master and starts to live in a savanna, forms a friendship with a lion, and all goes well until a fox attempts to come between them. The ending is poignant and perfect for this miniature study of slander and envy. Khitruk tells the story without dialogue and through simple images, and the result is a masterpiece. The anti-war interpretation is also interesting though the film would work without it.
Miles Messervy 007

=186. Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (Jones, 1956)
 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csIIFGFr1wU

Coyote: Eatius Birdius
Road-Runner: Delicius-Delicius
 
Orders from ACME
- Sheet of Triple Strength Battleship Armour Plate
- Bat-Man's Outfit
- Anvil & GIANT Rubber Band
- Handlebars & Jet Motor
 
My heart was gladdened at how well Wile E Coyote (and that minor character, the evil Roadrunner) has done in this list, with this and several cartoons to come. Created by Chuck Jones, all but one on the list were written by the original writer for the characters, the great Michael Maltese (the work of these 2 is arguably the greatest under the Looney Tunes banner including, e.g., the great Hunting Trilogy).
 
This episode is well-remembered for the famous ACME batman suit – a winged and virulent green all-in-one, this is one of the ACME products that actually works – right up until Wile E flies straight into a canyon wall with neither hide nor hair of his nemesis in sight. While the sheer inventiveness of the methods Wile E chooses to hunt the Roadrunner is as exhausting as it is impressive, in this cartoon I think the opening sequence is also brilliantly conceived, merging it into the titles – the title card on the billboard he hides behind, the credits on the passing truck from which falls the first of his days usual trials.
 
We end with a plea from Wile E to close the cartoon before his final plan crashed painfully to the canyon floor, bested again by that speedy sub-cuckoo
Elab49
 

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 7:29:22 PM   
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Partly cloudy was really sweet. And I love Carrotblanca.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 7:31:34 PM   
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It was really weird - first time I saw Up I thought the short was a nice add on. But a rewatch gave me greater appreciation for the imagination that watched the film,  linked the cumulo nimbus comment from Russell and the picture of storks on the 'nursery' wall and came up with Partly Cloudy

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 7:54:37 PM   
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Partly Cloudy was also great as it complimented the themes of the main picture.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 8:59:03 PM   
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=189. Doggy Poo (Kwon, 2003)
 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuRCZA6SuUE
Better quality, full short, no Eng subs (not really needed, tbh)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzjHq0jE0Kw&feature=related
Lower quality, Eng dub. of the last 8 quite heartbreaking minutes although they arguably work better as a silent

Doggy Poo! is an animated short from Korea about a lonely and unloved piece of dog shit. Of course, having a piece of crap as the hero isn't unique to Doggy Poo!, think of the Mr. Hanky episodes of South Park for a good example. But if you expect a film called Doggy Poo! to be juvenile or loaded with easy laughs, it isn't. It's a heartbreaking story of a piece of poo who wakes up in a hostile world, desperate for companionship and a purpose in life. This is compassionate and deeply spiritual, it's a beautiful story told with one of the most unusual heroes you could hope to find. It takes a heart of stone not to be touched by Doggy Poo's plight as he meets with animals and plant life, none of whom are able to help him, until he eventually finds his purpose in life.
Rawlinson
 
 


Jesus Christ, I can't believe what I read.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 9:03:12 PM   
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Seriously Dev, the lead character is amazingly cute. And it is very affecting. Which surprised me too!

You really don't even need the subs to work out what's going on or the Eng dub - it works perfectly well as a silent.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 9:49:45 PM   
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I watched it, and I actually agree. Here it is folks, I cared and was very moved by an existential piece of dogshit.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 24/10/2009 10:15:20 PM   
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Btw, I am not referring to the short as a piece of dogshit(quite the opposite of what I thought about it) but the loveable character itself.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 12:45:37 AM   
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Good to hear theres more Roadrunner and Wile E to come

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 12:46:41 AM   
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Some interesting choices so far.

Are you waiting to get blurbs before putting them up?

I should have voted for one or two of the Wile E/Roadrunner shorts. Wile E is probably my favourite character from any of the Looney Tunes work.


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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 12:50:01 AM   
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Btw, I am not referring to the short as a piece of dogshit(quite the opposite of what I thought about it) but the loveable character itself.


I'm so glad Doggy Poo! is getting some praise.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 12:50:22 AM   
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Damn, I forgot to vote for this. I've only seen Bimbo's Initiation. Very cool short, hopefully there will more from the Fleischers to come




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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 1:09:08 AM   
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I get the feeling A Ninja Pays Half My Rent is only on here because I voted for it. 

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 1:54:00 AM   
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I get the feeling A Ninja Pays Half My Rent is only on here because I voted for it. 


It's awesome if I rather say so myself.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 9:46:27 AM   
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A GPO film! Yay! My favourite one is or N or NW, despite the quite dodgy acting and amusing lines. ("You were simply beastly last night.") I always preferred the one with Oscar Peterson music when it comes to McClaren. I can't remember the name of it at the moment.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 9:51:33 AM   
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Good to hear theres more Roadrunner and Wile E to come


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I should have voted for one or two of the Wile E/Roadrunner shorts. Wile E is probably my favourite character from any of the Looney Tunes work.



Good men, those men. Ditto on Wile E - always been my favourite. Sorely tried by that evil wee nyaff thrippling his tongue at him

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 12:46:30 PM   
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Will Sylvester the cat be in this list. He is my favourite, and I always beg him to murder that sadistic psychotic bird.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 6:45:51 PM   
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Good to hear theres more Roadrunner and Wile E to come


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I should have voted for one or two of the Wile E/Roadrunner shorts. Wile E is probably my favourite character from any of the Looney Tunes work.



Good men, those men. Ditto on Wile E - always been my favourite. Sorely tried by that evil wee nyaff thrippling his tongue at him


I always felt torn when Wile-E came up against Bugs. I didn't know who to root for.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 7:36:05 PM   
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Will Sylvester the cat be in this list. He is my favourite, and I always beg him to murder that sadistic psychotic bird.


Technically he already has - Sylvester plays Victor Laszlo in Carrotblanca (and Tweety Lorre gets to say I taught I saw Two pussycats ). For the rest, you'll have to wait and see.....

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 7:38:21 PM   
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I always felt torn when Wile-E came up against Bugs. I didn't know who to root for.


Behave - Wile E of course. Same as when Bugs comes up against Daffy. It isn't as if either win much any other time.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 25/10/2009 8:44:49 PM   
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Will Sylvester the cat be in this list. He is my favourite, and I always beg him to murder that sadistic psychotic bird.


Technically he already has - Sylvester plays Victor Laszlo in Carrotblanca (and Tweety Lorre gets to say I taught I saw Two pussycats ). For the rest, you'll have to wait and see.....


Yeah that's true but he is a sedcondary character to Humphrey Bunny.

Speaking of which, the back projection in that episode has to be one of the funniest things I have  seen in ages.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 27/10/2009 12:10:23 AM   
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Wasn't this supposed to be updated today/yesterday?


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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 27/10/2009 12:15:25 AM   
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We're spacing out the updates a little, it's trying to get the timing so this ends when the 1000 is ready to begin.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 27/10/2009 1:33:20 AM   
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Are the blurbs to be Pm'd? I've got a busy few days but I should be able to get them done at the weekend.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 27/10/2009 1:46:04 AM   
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Please.  Either to myself, Elab or TRM. Miles is away at the moment so it's pointless sending them only to him.  Actually though I think he might be back at the weekend. Or you can email them to empireshorts@hotmail.co.uk if you prefer.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 27/10/2009 9:56:11 AM   
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Are the blurbs to be Pm'd? I've got a busy few days but I should be able to get them done at the weekend.


Thank you, Gimli - I tried to reply to eagerly accept all your offered blurbs and the system kept falling over.

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RE: The Empire Forum Top 200 Short Films - 28/10/2009 11:53:18 AM   
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I understand the reasons but lists like this are contingent on being regularly updated. I plan on watching a few of the ones already listed that interest me. 

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