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Post by Onderhond » May 4th, 2020, 6:15 pm

joachimt wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm
I don't think mathiasa was talking about the shorts on TSPDT or S&S. You can't use the same argument every time.

Of the 1817 official shorts on iCM, only 24 are on TSPDT. 11 of those 24 are also on our forum's favourite movies. Those 24 shorts are not there because of historical significance. The 1817 official shorts come from a lot of different lists, but there are a few lists that have a lot more shorts than other lists. The lists with a lot of shorts are not canon lists, but they indeed include shorts for historical significance in some cases. I really fail to see the connection with canon/TSPDT/S&S in this.
Probably because I'm looking at the 3+ list right now and because these lists are so connected that if a short appears on one, it is likely to appear on others too. Also don't forget we have 2000 TSPDT films now.

I've mostly seen technical experiments that are hopelessly outdated by modern standards, some documentaries with a POINT to make and lots of animation that is doing its very best to be as unanimated as possible. The few narrative shorts I've seen are mostly silents. I'm sure there's a vast reservoir on ICM containing modern genre and/or experimental shorts I haven't tapped into yet, as I've been complaining that I find it a difficult area to navigate, please do point me in the right direction.

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Post by joachimt » May 4th, 2020, 6:35 pm

Onderhond wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 6:15 pm
please do point me in the right direction.
Uh, no. The last thing I plan to do is give YOU recommendations. :lol:
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Post by Onderhond » May 4th, 2020, 6:50 pm

I checked the handy ICM list. A massive 60 shorts from the 21th century (that's 3.2% if I'm generous). 10 of which are from the past decade.

I wasn't looking for specific titles, just something contemporary. I've seen almost half of those 60 btw, clicked on a few of the remaining ones and hit a lot of Rosenbaum checks. The epitome of contemporary cinema!

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Post by Ebbywebby » May 4th, 2020, 11:31 pm

I've seen 1,557 official shorts from the "All Shorts" list, plus about 4,000 unofficial shorts. I find unofficial shorts to watch in many ways. Originally, I looked up a lot of pet directors' credits to see if they made shorts too. Then I gradually accumulated 20 or so shorts-heavy ICM lists that I draw ideas from. Also, I try to see every unofficlal short on 13+ lists (I currently have 55 left). Lately, I've been watching a load of experimental shorts streamable at lightcone.org -- that's a new pursuit for me.

I have about 70 extra-coveted shorts left on my watchlist, but most of them are near-impossible to find so they just sit there. I rarely add to this list anymore, but I did insert two early Vera Chytilova shorts the other day.

Let's see...what were the inspirations for recent shorts I've watched? This goes back about three weeks.

lightcone.org: about 60 films
shorts that were on 13+ ICM lists: 11
the Chaotic Cinema list on Letterboxd: 10
official checks: 8 (a lot of fresh discoveries lately...I still have two more to watch)
DTC nominations: 3 (Qortsili was terrible)
shorts I came across while skimming someone else's checks: 2
the Parker Tyler's Underground Film list: 1
something I came across on a director's Vimeo channel while looking for something else: 1
something I came across on https://uloz.to: 1
something I came across on YouTube: 1

I don't see many contemporary shorts that mean anything to me. They tend to be little character studies, cutesy novelties or self-important "issue" films -- not so much about filmmaking concepts.

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Post by RBG » May 11th, 2020, 12:53 am

haven't been watching a lot of official checks and my position has been quite static but a week or so ago i noticed greennui is creeping up on me and not sure when it happened but he has officially passed me. congratulations rnilsson :circle: :poshclap: :party: a fine effort. now off to watch the alligator people tehe

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Post by Ebbywebby » May 11th, 2020, 1:17 am

I'm now down five slots since the box-office lists were radically expanded.

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Post by WalterNeff » May 19th, 2020, 10:42 am

Not a ranking update, but today is my 9th anniversary on iCM.

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