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Allergy to Originality

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My film is chock-full of unlabeled images that make cultural, artistic and literary references. Additionally, the two main characters are modeled to look like the Russian filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Eisenstein. I hope this piece is at least unoriginal in an original way or perhaps even originally unoriginal.

An interesting little film about originality and whether or not there really is any such thing. 

Allergy to Originality

Written by Jeffery Battersby

August 1st, 2012 at 7:08 pm

A Short Little Film

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A little college film that I went down to Brooklyn to work on for a friend. Kinda fun. Hope you like it!

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 27th, 2012 at 9:12 am

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Roger Ebert On Pixar’s “Up”


I’ve said before that Roger Ebert’s blog is a keeper and I’ll continue to say the same. (Which means that you should check it out too.) This isn’t a review of Up, but a preview of his review in light of Up’s lead off spot at the Cannes Film Festival.

I love Pixar. I love Pixar because they’re about story first and they build a world around that story. A world to believe in and characters to fall in love with. And it appears that I will not be disappointed when Up releases on May 29th.

Says Ebert:

…this is a wonderful film. It tells a story. The characters are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. They have tempers, problems, and obsessions. They are cute and goofy, but they aren’t cute in the treacly way of little cartoon animals. They’re cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki.

Can’t wait to see Up, and I’ll see it in 2D as Ebert suggests.

Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon | via Roger Ebert’s Journal

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 21st, 2009 at 1:56 pm