USA [1971] - 33m
Directed by
Robert Nelson
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January 06, 2021


I don't really mind being the butt of a joke, I do mind being the butt of a 30-minute joke. Robert Nelson must've had a lot of fun making this short experimental film, I sure didn't enjoy watching it. It's a good thing YouTube didn't exist when he made this, or this film would've been swallowed into anonymity in the blink of an eye.

There's a little clock in the upper right corner of the screen, counting down the minutes. Every minute we get a different fragment, though most of the time we're looking at a picture of a boot with 5 or 6 names on top. One of the names belongs to the boat, two men are trying to guess which one.

And that's about it really. When we're not watching the boat quiz, we see other (seemingly random) fragments. No doubt there's a point to it all, but I honestly couldn't be bothered to find out what it is. A big waste of time, though there is some minor enjoyment to be found in the interaction between the two men.