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This one’s a real beauty; a 1976 Werner Herzog documentary about (one of?) the greatest ski-flyers who ever flew. Currently available on netflix instant queue, so if you don’t have it, time to add “watch” and “online” to the end of your search phrase.
Originally made as part of a series for a German television station, Herzog refers to this as “one of his most important films.” I will not cite that quote.
Bonus score by Popol Vuh.
Nightmare Before Christmas laserdisc box set, holll-aaaaaahhh. What great, golden memories this trudges up. Really, I can’t wait to gently guide my (if) kids to all kinds of weird, oblique media, for nothing else than to watch the evolution of their reactions over time.
There’s something just goddamn perfect about this. It’s a gimme shot. A booster gold. Any depth of emotion you may be swimming through, this little gem will be your buoy, buddy.
this [$1] only needs one [$2] quoted: “Thanks for nothing”
Originally conceived (and storyboarded) in 1945, the short was abandoned by Old Uncle Walt because of WWII and Hitler. Unearthed 65 years later during the production of Fantasia 2000 on Ice: The Movie Experience, Roy Disney re-ignited the project and finished the film, using Dali and Disney animator John Hench’s extensive and byzantine storyboards (Hench actually completed 18 seconds of animation back in 45 to convince the Good Old Uncle that the film was worth making; Walt thought otherwise. The animation was included in the finished film, at 5:21. It’s actually one of my favorite segments). Backstory, completed!
Watch this short animated film. If you have a proclivity to playing video games (or, if you spent your formative years fully aware of the sights, sounds and smells of a quarter-tickets-airhockey arcade), watch this. It may not be kind, but it’s for real. Download the film here.