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: Desperatly seeking any info. on two old, very obscure short films.
Desperatly seeking any info. on two old, very obscure short films.
2 years ago
(November 07, 2016 09:19 PM)
Member since December 2001
ANY information that anyone might have would be SO immensely appreciated!
The first film was almost certainly released in the 1970s, and probably the later half of the 1970s. Although there is a chance that it may have been released in the VERY early 1980s - 80 or 81, tops.
The film is really a micro-short. It's in color. My memory isn't good enough to tell me exactly how long it was, but I'm sure it was no more than perhaps two or three minutes long at the most. It opens with a close-up of an eyeball. The eyeball is looking around frantically - in a panicked sort of way. I believe there is a soundtrack of a heavily beating heart playing and/or tense music. The camera zooms out, and we see that the eyeball is one of a pair of eyeballs which are located on the chest of either a prepared and ready for cooking chicken or turkey, sitting in a roasting pan on a kitchen counter. The chicken/turkey then proceeds to climb out of the roasting pan - the effect is achieved, if memory serves, through stop-motion animation. From here my memory gets *REALLY* foggy - I *believe* the chicken/turkey then prowls around the house for a while, until, out of nowhere, a meat cleaver very suddenly comes in from out of frame, cleaving the bird into two.
Second short film:
This one might be as recent as the late 1980s or very early 1990s. Although, it may have been produced much earlier - perhaps as early as the early 1970s. Going on my memory, though, if I had to wager, I'd say it was an early 1980s production.
This one is also a micro-short. Perhaps 5 minutes long, or so. It's in color. A man is lying in bed - it's very early in the morning. He's woken up by the sound of someone ringing his doorbell. He's not pleased, and lies in bed for a while complaining about being woken up and cursing the person at his door. He waits, hoping they'll leave, but the ringing gets more frantic. He gets up, groggy, he gets his slippers and housecoat. The doorbell is ringing incessantly now. The camera follows him as he slowly moves through the house - all the while grumbling and complaining about whoever is ringing his doorbell so frantically. He stops to get and light a cigarette - the doorbell keeps ringing - more and more insistently with each passing moment. Finally, he gets to the door, opens it, and a man in a bizarre mask lowers a shotgun and pulls the trigger. Film ends.
I've been searching for information on these films for decades. Do they ring any bells for anyone? Any information or help that anyone might be able to offer would be SO greatly appreciated. I would be truly, truly, truly grateful.