Summa Shorts: “Writers’ Block”

Some good, quirky fun.

Sort of a Stranger Than Fiction vibe going on, right? Which is always worth feelin’.

The animation’s deceptively simple, and subtler than it looks on the surface. I particularly love the way the stripes on the prisoners’ uniforms don’t move. I’m going to assume that’s a “Monkey Island” reference, because this is my blog and I can do what I want. Also, nice Kind Hearts and Coronets reference at the end, there. (Not actually intended, you say? See previous sentiment.)

(And now that I’m thinking about it, why wasn’t Stranger Than Fiction more popular? Too dry? Too difficult? Too quirky? Too much Will Ferrell?)

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.

  • Maggie Goff

    I just watched the trailer for Kind Hearts and Coronets. OMIGOSH! Loved it. I love this short, too. I have to explore the rest of the links.

    http://www.matttrailer.com/kind_hearts_and_coronets_1949

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/summathissummathat Joseph Susanka

      Kind Hearts and Coronets is a fantastic film, Maggie. You’ll love it…just so long as you have a hint of dark humor in you. (It’s one of the Ealing studio films, which are all great. The Lavender Hill Mob is my personal favorite, but I’m willing to watch any/all of ‘em at a moment’s notice.)


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