Buttle's World

16 May, 2009

Heaven, as Explained by an Expert

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 20:58

Thanks to LGF for finding the most delightfully weird bit of filmmaking I’ve seen in a long time. As a bonus, it comes from someone with the simply awesome name of Estus Washington Pirkle.

As an agnostic skeptic I find the content simultaneously hilarious and sad. As a filmmaker I find the editing and camera choices mesmerising.

You’re wondering about, uh, the “other place”, aren’t you? Well, it’s worse than you thought. Lower resolution and more film scratches!

Update:

My film-literate coworkers have let me know that this first clip is lifted from Dianne Keaton’s 1987 film, “Heaven“. That explains the great editing.

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2 Comments »

  1. “Simultaneously hilarious and sad…”

    http://men.style.com/gq/features/topsecret

    Comment by Bob — 18 May, 2009 @ 9:04

    • Don’t believe everything you read in GQ.

      Rumsfeld was fully aware that words and actions could be harmful and counterproductive to the war effort. It’s safe to say that some of these cover slides could be considered in that category. The suggestion that Rumsfeld would have composed, approved of, or personally shown the slides to President Bush is flat wrong. It did not happen.

      Comment by buttle — 19 May, 2009 @ 12:49


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