Short stories are often the basis of films, probably because they allow for such a range of interpretation. These three widely-divergent short films were inspired by some of our favorite classic stories. How do these films compare to your interpretation of the originals?
1) You haven’t appreciated the power of stop-motion legos until you’ve seen this adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by TheBuilderBrothers. I have a feeling Twain would approve of the silly accents and the modern references.
2) And now for something a little more traditional. Gary Graver adapted Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” for this black and white 10 minute short. The male actor’s animated eyebrow and the wavering sound quality really add to the creepy factor!
3) Finally, Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” is beautifully told in this 30-minute film, but the real gem is the interview with the author at the conclusion of the film.