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Gasman (1998); Film of the Week #219 - Challenge
Topic Started: Mar 11 2018, 08:01:39 PM (308 Views)
joachimt
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Film of the Week #219: Gasman (1998)

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It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's affectionate with them. They walk down a railroad track where an unkempt woman waits with two children, about the same age as Lynne and Steven. The children go with them. They're all headed to a holiday party at a pub. Lynne notices that the girl acts all too familiar with her dad. What's going on?

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This movie fits the current Female Directors Challenge.
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Armoreska
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This is a short.
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joachimt
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Armoreska
Mar 11 2018, 08:55:34 PM
This is a short.
Nice review.
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Armoreska
Mar 11 2018, 08:55:34 PM
This is a short.
A short of the day, in fact.

http://www.icmforum.com/topic/10226214/
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joachimt
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Carmel1379
Mar 11 2018, 08:58:28 PM
Armoreska
Mar 11 2018, 08:55:34 PM
This is a short.
A short of the day, in fact.

http://www.icmforum.com/topic/10226214/
Funny that the same shot was chosen then. I made it myself out of a rip right before I posted it here.
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I also found that this is a short.

This also highlights why I'm glad my wife and I decided not to have kids. I don't want to have to worry about this stuff. I don't want to have to scrutinize every single interaction between my kid and other adults around him/her. The alternate universe version of me who has kids is very uncomfortable right now.
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Cocoa
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Usually I expect shorts to be either amazing or awful when they appear on this list. This is just a short. I feel no emotions towards this short. I want to say that I'm confused on how this short made the list, but I guess five people liked it enough.
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One of my favourite shorts, close to perfection. Haven't seen it in a decade tho
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Carmel1379
Mar 11 2018, 08:58:28 PM
Armoreska
Mar 11 2018, 08:55:34 PM
This is a short.
A short of the day, in fact.

http://www.icmforum.com/topic/10226214/
The text quoted there does a fantastic job of describing why this is a special little film.

Ramsay makes cinematic poetry, fact.
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Yeah, this is a great little short. EMotionally potent and well-rendered.
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I finally watched this the other day. Really liked it and I thought the director did a fantastic job of putting me into the little girl's shoes, emotionally.

I know this is a stupid question, but can someone explain the title?
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