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Friday, December 28, 2020

I came across this little gem of a short film called “My Name Is Lisa” recently:

What’s so engaging about this Shelton Films production is the build-up: It starts off with all the looks of a typically nondescript YouTube jokey video log, but unfolds with deliberate purpose into a deeper and touching dramatic vignette.

It’s certainly not perfect. The music, while serving as a very useful indicator of the shifting timbre of the story, eventually becomes just a bit overbearing by film’s end. The acting is decent, but wouldn’t win any Oscar nods. But it all works well enough to earn a third-place showing in a recent YouTube Project: Direct competition.

One final tidbit: That passage that Lisa is reading at the end? It’s from Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”, which significance is hinted at earlier in the film.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 12/28/2007 07:41:42 PM
Category: Internet, Movies, Creative
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  1. I enjoyed it, a notch to long, but pretty good.

    I was a little sad when she said “who are you?”

    Comment by Gary LaPointe — 12/30/2007 @ 12:27:55 PM

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