Friday, July 29, 2011

LONELY OLD MAN

From the independently made half-feature length kids' fantasy movie, Boyd's Shadow.

32 comments :

Trish said...

"He has a Snape!!!" Wha?

There was some bizarre meme around that time where lonely kids resorted to playing with their own shadows and making them into imaginary friends. Hell, "Care Bears" dedicated an episode to it.

Ravenhallow said...

You'd think a shadow would be a pretty crappy imaginary friend - half the time it's not around, depending on the lighting. Makes for a friend with commitment issues.

Anonymous said...

Too many cigarettes!

23 Wolves said...

What an awesome downer! Boyd belongs in the trash...

Richard Whittall said...

I have a feeling there's more terrible in this than two minutes...

DavidGC said...

Fun Fact: The haunting melody of "Lonely Old Man" is one of the lesser-known mating calls of the pedobear.

DavidGC said...

And what's with the Cabbage Patch Kid?

Mr. Tastee said...

It's rare when a video makes me this uncomfortable. I'm embarrassed for anyone associated with this movie.

Anonymous said...

I hope the twist is that the shadow killed Boyd's father, not cigarettes.

not-who-you-think-I-am said...

What is this? I must see the entire thing.

Dante Fontana said...

I was seriously moved by this!

Anonymous said...

DavidGC: learn ur memes. boys = shota cats.

loli = pedo bear.

Lazlo H. said...

Is that Stephanie from Full House

Anonymous said...

Friggin' twink...

Give 'im a few years and he'll be bb'ing on film.

Anonymous said...

I didn't feel any real need to comment, until I realized that I've had this song stuck in my head for the past couple days...

RemLezar said...

@Richard Whitehill: you are correct
@anonymous (and everyone for that matter): this song is going to be in your head for the following week at least. it is far more catchy than it feels like it should be.
however, now when you're sad at work because your family is mad at you and you have too much time to think about it because your brain is under-utilized by your simplistic, corporately-"styled" job (hypothetically speaking, of course...), this song can just come into your head and you can laugh/cry at your way of remembering and/or feeling things when put in the perspective of Boy's way of dealing.

i want there to be a sequel of this "movie" where Boyd and his shadow eventually have a falling out, and a shadowless Boyd gets lonely again and grows old, forever saddened by sunny days (commitment issues indeed, Ravenhallow), forever singing this song in hopes that his shadow will chime in once again.
in the meantime his younger sister would become a high-powered business executive at a pharmaceutical company that deals primarily with mental health drugs, something she has no problem pushing through whether they are ready for the populace or not because after growing up disgusted with her older brother, she has no sympathy for "the weak-minded", as she sees them.

Chris Lanier said...

"Boyd is a lonely boy who lives in the Appalachian Mountains. His friends taunt him for his wild imagination. His little sister Pearl bullies him. Without a friend in sight, his shadow appears in human form and cleverly coaxes Boyd into confronting the scary local hermit "Crazy Willard". In the process he learns valuable lessons trust, preconceptions, the healing quality of friendship, and the power of a smile."

I am still waiting to learn the valuable lesson preconceptions. Maybe this video can help me out.

Turkey Vulture said...

Oh, get over it, Boyd. My father died from too much heroin.

Anna said...

Even though that little girl was snotty as hell, you have to admit she had some sass!

Yivo said...

I have to read slower, I thought Anna said she had some ass.

Brandon Arkell said...

That little girl is fucking awesome.

ThefilmBug said...

I can see the sister becoming some BDSM queen when she is older.

Anonymous said...

That mean paper tear was the icing on the cake!

Anna said...

Oh no Yivo, no such thing! lol I just liked that she tossed the milk on the ground and strutted off like "yeah I KNOW you're cleaning that one up!"

chris said...

Can we please, PLEASE, get an edit of just 1:13-1:28?

gold.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. I am so buying this movie right now.

Anonymous said...

I'm currently married to the girl in this video. She ripped my penis off in a bar fight. I still refuse to pay for the bar tab.

hutt said...

Produced by Michael Jackson in association with Gary Glitter

Anonymous said...

Loving the banjo/jaw harp collaboration on the intro music.

Anonymous said...

It's been two weeks now and this is still in my head.

"A father who's dead...from too many...ARRRGH"

lithboy said...

Ooooooh, art school...

Fletcher said...

I grew up watching this video... my grandmother actually played the schoolteacher in the movie (heard in the voiceover in the beginning of this edit) and it was written/directed by a friend of the family. I thought recently of submitting it to you guys because it so clearly exemplifies the aesthetic of EIT, but I guess someone beat me to it. Despite its' schlockiness, it still holds a special place in my heart.