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Broken Down Film (1985)

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A cowboy seeks to rescue, then woo, a damsel in distress. But he is constantly thwarted by the scratches, breaks, and other imperfections present in the film print itself.
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Film Journal 2018 (179 movies items)

"A fascinating western where characters mostly do battle with the broken down film they've been burnt onto rather than each other. It goes through just about all the gags you could in either westerns or meta jokes about celluloid in the time-span of six minutes."


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"DIR: Osamu Tezuka SUMMARY: A cowboy attempting to rescue a damsel in distress is dogged by the imperfections in the film print itself. WHY IT'S HERE: Osamu Tezuka's 'Broken Down Film' is another great short by the Japanese director. Not quite as original as his previous 'Jumping', 'Broken Down Film' plays more like an homage to the Fleischer Brothers, Chuck Jones and Tex Avery, all of whom had played with the conventions of film in this way. A cowboy is hindered in his rescue mission by dete"



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