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Film: Validation

Director: Kurt Kuenne

Writer:Kurt Kuenne

Cast:T.J. Thyne, Vicki Davis and Dave Kuhr

Synopsis.

With an unusual idealistic way of walking through life a young parking attendant soon becomes popular for giving his customers not only validation for parking but the emotional kind as well, making them feel worthy and unique, dispensing smiles at no cost.

 

“Validation”
Review

With an unusual idealistic way of walking through life a young parking attendant soon becomes popular for giving his customers not only validation for parking but the emotional kind as well, making them feel worthy and unique, dispensing smiles at no cost.

Within seconds this film made me smile, and that seemed to be its goal. At first I felt unsure about the plot, I didn’t know if it was for real or just a big joke, but still, it immediately hooked me. I felt a rollercoaster of emotions as the story was taken into epic proportions and then given some seriousness introducing a full plot; I cared for the character as he went along his journey making people smile, making me smile.

Hugh Newman played by the charismatic T.J. Thyne quickly won me over; and Vicky Davis’ performance as the mysterious Victoria Donner managed to keep me intrigued. As I learned more about these two eccentric characters on opposite sides of the emotional spectrum, I felt that perhaps their motives could have been shown a little deeper. Having what I consider a normal reaction to a good short film I was left wanting more of it.

A black and white, I thought this short film didn’t need color to be colorful; it’s amusing and entertaining as well as endearing and defying. I could appreciate how it was cleverly put together, with a humorous script and a perfectly assembled catchy and classy soundtrack, completing Kurt Kuenne’s mini-masterpiece quite nicely.

Even though it may seem simplistic and ridiculously unlikely, to me this is all part of the magic of a unique story with a purpose and with a soul, which is, undoubtedly, what has won this short film several awards.  It is definitely worth watching, and if you do, at the very least, you’ll get a scoop of pure blissful happiness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao

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Art Review

Las Tres Desgracias“: A Painting By Carlos Antonio Oseguera Ramos

At first glance, you immediately think of Mexico. As if someone had painted all over the Mexican flag, the colors green, white, and red stand orderly before you, a pleasant mixture of shades in three colors on a set of three panels. Looking at those ordinary every day objects vividly and colorfully depicted in each canvas, you feel closer and connected with the Mexican culture. However, by taking a closer look and reading the inscriptions on each painting, these joyous feelings transform, and all of a sudden the green reminds you of that long lost hope for a better lifestyle, the white is filled with the nostalgia and solitude of a country that has forgotten their children, and the bloody red conveys a strong message of violence and oppression. Nonetheless, this deceitful piece of art carries a message that wants to be heard, creatively the artist has caught our eyes and our brains and our hearts; he has gone beyond shapes and colors proving that not even a painting can be ‘taken at face value’.

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Title “Las Tres Desgracias” in English: The three misfortunes.

Inscriptions:

I-“Colorín colorado el desempleo se ha acabado”

II-”¿Y Adonde está  el niño?”

III-”La serpiente estrangula a su victima antes de tragarla”


Visiting The Museum: A Quest.

Wow! It has been quite a long time since I visited a museum, and I must say I really enjoyed this experience.
Although I don’t know much about art I enjoy visiting museums, especially art museums, but I always like to have someone accompany me because it’s interesting to share and compare your ideas, to learn from different points of view. Thanks to all of you!
Visiting The Museum: A Quest.
The quest was simple, go into the museum and observe each piece carefully. Then choose only one to write an art review, not the most interesting, not the most meaningful, not the most unique, simply the one that I would take home to look at everyday.
I saw a lot of very interesting pieces of art that translated into a wide range of emotions, and I was torn apart between two or three pieces, but eventually I chose the one that most caught my attention and had me observing and re-observing it for a long time, and in which I found both a beautiful form and a meaningful content.

You can read my review in the next post above. ↑