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Filmmaker: Frank Mouris and Caroline Mouris
DVD - $ 95.00
Price listed includes Public Performance License.
five by two: five animated shorts is a collection of 5 animated shorts by filmmakers Frank and Caroline Mouris.

Esteemed as "probably the most celebrated American short," Frank Film is a collection of 11,592 collages sequenced to illustrate the chronology of the filmmaker's life. Spanning the years of 1945-1973, this wildly entertaining short film goes beyond the story of one man's existence to become a collective autobiography of our time.

More than a quarter century after making Frank Film, Frank finally convinces Caroline that she should tell her life story in FRANKLY CAROLINE. But he insists on "helping" her and the resulting dialogue between them says just as much about their working/living relationship as it does about her life.

In Screentest, a kaleidoscopic portrait of nine people indulging in their favorite fantasies could teach anyone a thing or two.

Through a combination of special visual effects and skillful editing, Coney itself becomes the world's greatest amusement ride that kids of all ages will want to take again and again.

Impasse is an irresistable force, an immovable object, and a rainbow of brilliant hues create a moral tale made entirely with colorful self-adhesive labels.

Running time: 54 min., Year released: 2007
Close captioned?: N, Color?: Y
Avail. formats: dvd
ISBN: 1-55974-750-1
Language: English, Subtitled?: N
For classroom?: Y, Study Guide?: N
Grade level: 7th and up

Reviews:

for Frank Film:

"The best American film at the New York Film Festival. . .A nine minute evocation of Ameica`s exhilarating everythingness."
--Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice

Academy Award, Best Animated Short (Frank Film)
This title can also be found in: * Best Sellers *, Academy Award Winners, Animated Films, Art & Artists (Visual), Autobiographies/Self-Portraits, Cultural Studies, Experimental Films, Filmmakers & Filmmaking, Mouris, Frank & Caroline -- Films by, Short Films
 

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