Friday Face-Offs: Umbrella – 5th Place

Simply put, this is one of the greatest short films ever made.

Here’s what they’ll talk about when they induct this film into the MoMA Museum of Best Films Of All Time That You Love:

1. 0:09 – 0:21.

2. 0:29?!? Pardon me?!? Umm, does that camera pan open up the world of this video very hard? Are we suddenly confronted with the endless possibilities inherit in our universe very hard?!? You thought there was only one guitarist? You thought we would never see the guy with the pizza again? You thought someone wasn’t going to make a silly face at the camera? YOU THOUGHT WRONG. M. Night Shyamalan wishes he could make a movie with this many twists and turns.

3. 0:44 – 0:53. Pure joy. (This is what takes the video into the stratosphere.)

4. The ending. One of the guitarists hit a total clam that disrupts the easy, familial warmth. A subtext of dread intrudes. LOVE IT.

From the user’s youtube description of the video:

“We never get tired of jammin.”


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