Forgotten
 
 
Studio: InnerFilm
 
Review Count: 80
Average Rating: 4.28 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 6 minutes 17 seconds
 
Posted on: December 4, 2005
 
 
Film Description
If you are going to watch this movie I recommend watching it in full screen if you can. The story is fast and the editing is furious.

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I would like to thank TheMoviesResource and the voters for making this a hot pick. It's a real honour.

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Some of the things I wanted to do wasn't doable when I made It. Today when the M.ED has been released, it's possible to do it - I think. check out: http://themovieseditor.com/
It would be very fun to do a remake to fix some of the issues you all have mentioned in your reviews. But since I'm currently rewriting the film into a real film - It'll have to wait. This test-version has helped me to find out what I want to do with the real version - and a lot of your comments has been really helpful and appreciated.

One of the comments has been about the lack of narration. This will not be an issue in the real version.

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I wanted to mix genre and tone with this one. It's slapstick. It's horror and psychological horror. It's almost like a music-video and got some silent-film-flavour. I think the genre is: Psycho-Slapstick-horror.

It has a story - but it is not about reality - or maybe it is.
I like to see it more as an experience than a real story.

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EDIT: December 27. 2005 (Spoiler!!!):

After reading some of the reviews and since this film is getting somewhat old I want to explain the idea and story of the film - But watch it first.

It's a film about an old woman that tries to do something about her loneliness. She goes to town and calls her own phone, runs back, answers it, and start to talk to herself. She is so amused by this little practical joke on herself that she repeats the stunt. After doing it a lot of times she is suddenly called up on her mobile-phone (wich she must have forgotten?? this is a big plot-hole, I'll admit that) by herself in her cottage. The second part of her is furious because she's calling her all the time. The old woman is somewhat puzzled and goes back to her home to find herself sitting in her own chair. She tries to go inside, but her alter-ego blocks her path. And not only that, the alter-ego calls all the clones the old lady has created during the day, to stop her.

They all gather to take revenge on the poor old lady. She is then haunted by all the 'clones' that her mind has created during the day. In the end she is hit by a car. This is a real car from the real world. People gather around the body, shocked. The last picture of the movie is the old woman lying on the ground. She opens her eyes. What does she see?

Answer: Real people....
 
Featured Reviews
- TheMGMKid1

Forgotten is a fantastic film. It is a surreal comedy of loneliness and madness that is both funny and tragic. This film started with a great idea that was transferred to the screen by a masterful director. Incredible editing is stellar in this film. The musical score is handled with perception as to when and where music works in a film. This has to be one of the best made, funny and sad films one can see at The Movies.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Sleeves

I'm with Glynner on this one. I don't get it either. This is brilliant. Kind of surrealist/dada/something. One of those stories that escapes detection but feels solid. I don't know what it was about, but, then again, it feels like I do.

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Tarison

I enjoyed it, though my bird-like short memory meant I forgot the description about it being psycho-slapstick until just now, but I still enjoyed it, though my bird-like short memory meant I forgot the description about it being psycho-slapstick until just now.

Very nice way to show the deterioration of a lonely woman's mental health. If that's what it was, of course -- very original, and I enjoyed it, though my bird-like short memory meant I forgot the description about it being psycho-slapstick until just now.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Glynner

Am I missing something here?
I thought that was great. I can't understand why nobody else gets this. Hell, you've even criticized it yourself. In a world where 99% of a community produce the same film, you've pulled off something that I've certainly not seen done.
Am I missing something here? Why isn't this more popular?
The editing was inspired and the ideas used were truly unique. I'm not sure it made complete sense but it may have been a lesser film if it had been wrapped up and packaged and handed to the viewer with a condescending pat on the head. Madness isn't supposed to make sense.
Why don't more people rate this? I don't get it.
5 stars from me - this is a really good film.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- smgluver627

Three words......What the hell?

Posted on December 4, 2005
 
Reviews
- thebiz

Its all about the idea. Unique and excellent.

Posted on February 7, 2008
- crad40

wow funny movie

Posted on November 16, 2006
- TimBurtonFan

No comment

Posted on July 2, 2006
- sisch

I simply love it! It`s so surreal, the cutting so furious, the music fits so well! Comedy is not my favourite genre, but this tragic comedy is just great!

Posted on March 22, 2006
- Fortunato

Absolutely fantastic. This is going to be the first ever film I bookmark. Hooked me from the start and didn't let up. The sudden roundabout in the film's atmosphere worked brilliantly, and this film contains the best use of the 'zombies wander' sequences I've seen on TMO. Really, really impressed. Might just be my pick for best film online.

Posted on March 11, 2006
- tmphanton

Very good. It took me awhile to figure it out, your discription helped with that though. I woulda gave you five stars, but the story was hard to get. I guess that would have been fixed by some vo's or subtitles. other than that i would like to see the full feature length version when that comes out.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- rmrowan

Funny and original; I liked it and have nothing further to add. :)

Posted on February 18, 2006
- BellagioStudios

I really enjoyed this - the ending were it snaps to reality was very well executed

Posted on February 18, 2006
- KevinMD22

That was amazing. If you do make this into a real film there are lots of interesting possibilities. I liked the illustration of her personalities catching up with her, but maybe one idea as you go forward is to have each of the personalities in different costume, but all still her. That may help you show her creation of distinct personalities. Not sure if that's possible in this medium in some of the scenes the way you've done it, but like I said from the top its a great film. Well Done!!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- Deshea

No comment

Posted on February 15, 2006
- kwistufa

Brilliant! Great and strange story. Its left me numb and looking over my shoulder... for myself lol Top Effort!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- forsteve

incredible!! is the editing program easy to use? Your editing work is like real cinema! But tecnical work needs brain and idea, and you got them.

Posted on February 15, 2006
- anubis61293

ok it was sorta creep, no storyline, good cell phone ring though but still no matoryline except she was crazy

Posted on February 15, 2006
- MrMegadeth

Great movie, Very origional, Well done!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- secretsantaone

A trully wonderful masterpiece!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- Rasmus95dk

GREAT

Posted on February 15, 2006
- Speilburger

WOW!!! That was excellent! loved every second!

Posted on February 15, 2006
- tahari01

Pretty good movie. The old lady seemed to talked herself to death in a way, lol.

Posted on February 15, 2006
- alfric

a good idea ,well executed.
could have used some subtitles......
good job.

Posted on February 15, 2006
- Toewiggler

mmm...lesbians

Can't wait to see finished product! Please rate my movies

Posted on February 14, 2006
- philiscool

:O...................................................man that was terrific like i dont know how to say it......im breathless.......this movie was like a really reaLLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY STRANGe MOVIE BUT AT THE SAME TIME REALLY FUNNY!!!!!

Posted on February 14, 2006
- db4321

A pretty strange movie but it was cleverly put together. I almost switched it off after a minute because I couldn't get into it. I'm glad I didn't though because everything becomes clearer as the film continues. Because of the skilful editing and pace the six or so minutes flew by. A much better movie than I anticipated.

Posted on February 14, 2006
- HitmanGames

The beginning (She calls herself) was excellent, but then the movie lost a bit quality. The ending was very nice! It's just a dream! xD
4,6 stars -> 5 stars!
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Posted on February 14, 2006
- carchy

It´s funny scary comedy!!! I´m still laughing now! The best
is great work with sound and music and the story about
woman who was so lonely...and afte had a clones!!!!

Posted on February 14, 2006
- Dingooooo

No comment

Posted on February 14, 2006
- Tigerlover

This is a great movie, I am beyond words. I love the way you blended horror and comedy so well. Excellent choice of music too, that's the best comedy song you could have choosen for this movie. Personally, in my opinion, this movie doesn't need subtitles or VOs, the music and scenes tell you the story perfectly, I didn't need to read the description to know the story.

Truely a gem in a sea of bad movies, five stars!

Posted on February 14, 2006
- JaCnoho

echt cooler film erst comedy dann psycho echt super gemacht respekt


Plz show and rate my film

Posted on February 14, 2006
- InvaderBlack

Wow, that was pretty good. It kinda reminded me of that Pixar short of the old guys playing chess. I liked the ending too. I havn't seen many movies that leave you wondering, and this is one of the few that do. Good job!

Posted on February 13, 2006
- jackalbane

A great movie with a very original concept. Even without a distinct description, this movie stands on its own working without words and without subtitles. Thank you for this little bit of strange, scary comedy that I will never forget.

Posted on February 13, 2006
- Brokienheart

I would have to say that this is one of those love it/hate it movies, and I really did enjoy it. Like Glynner said 'Madness doesn't make sense' Would have been cool if you saw different shots of where she is trying to get in the door but is blocked by no one then she is holding the door as no one is trying to get through. Almost like she is doing all the action against herself and she doesn't realize it, if that makes sense, just something I thought would have been interesting. Anyways great film, good editing.

Posted on February 13, 2006
- knoxminion101

This was a funny movie, a little confusing, but the description cleared things up. Can't wait to see the real thing.
Please rate my movie Die: Part 1
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/53720

Posted on February 13, 2006
- GoldenAwardsStudio

What Was That!

Posted on February 13, 2006
- WWEFreak

Ok then I didn't get it at all. it was to fast and too weird.

Posted on February 13, 2006
- heliopolister

Good flick. I think the fog that creeps into town is the real culprit-the catalyst that manifests into reality the clones of herself that are really figments of her imagination.

Posted on February 13, 2006
- deadbiscuit

This movie is great! I agree with theMGNkid1, The way she went mad was done really well how it was funny yet quite sad. It was good how it was short cause if it was any longer it would bore you. The music fittid in well too and i look forward to the "real version"

Posted on February 13, 2006
- Yamaeda

Brilliant! Very clever and nice twist of ideas. A zombie-army of old ladys in jazz is simply brilliant!

/Y

Posted on February 13, 2006
- Le_Six

Okay... the two alter ego's kissing was a bit over the top, but I enjoyed all the rest of it. Great work!

Posted on February 13, 2006
- LionMaker

I liked this movie!

Posted on February 13, 2006
- MelonTheCreeker

what a brilliant idea for a movie!!! this could be put down as part comedy, horror, and serious/drama. because these things really happen. split personalities. brilliantly done! however i have a criticism which wasnt big enough to deduct a star.
you needed to put subtitles in. it can be very confusing, but i read what the movie was about beforehand. lucky, because then i would be lost. do a remake if you have to, and throw in subtitles, because i can assure you, 5 stars will be the average rating if you do. a truly well thought out mind trip!!! WELL DONE! 5 stars well deserved!

please see my movie: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/52482

Posted on February 13, 2006
- madfurby

Interesting very strange and weird.
Message is lonelness can kill you? by actions of your mind?
Or that thins woman took too many mushrooms and had a tip to her death?
Great editing and pace flowed very well.

Posted on February 7, 2006
- Hyytelo

This was...... special

Posted on February 4, 2006
- WishfullThinker

As far as an Artsy movie, this was fairly entertaining. Threre was a bit of wierd editing when cutting to the phones. It was inventive and clever. I felt the music fit, but it seemed that the ending didn't fit the way the music felt up to that point. Overall a good job, hope to see more of your work.

Posted on February 2, 2006
- NathanielDorrington

A fresh and origional idea dealing with the mental trauma of loneliness, bordering on skizophrenia. Didn't really need speach, as it was well edited so that the actions told more than words ever could. I however can't quiet justify giving it 5 stars, as it isn't quite to the standard of some other films out there. A nice little film none th less though.

Posted on January 30, 2006
- Daninsky

I have to give you to credit for the work and creativity that went into this picture, but quite frankly it's a bit to artsie for my liking.
Also I have to say that without reading the explanation, it is almost impossible to get the story.
A bit of narration would have helped here.
But then maybe it was intended to be a art movie and as I already stated I'm not into art...

Posted on January 28, 2006
- rjb2112

You really got into the old woman's mind and exposed it for all to see. The clearest plot I have seen in a silent movie.

Posted on January 12, 2006
- Dulci

Bravo!!! The only complaint I have is that I don't think the music quite fit...beyond that: Bravo!!

Posted on January 12, 2006
- plopphizz

Hi I wondered over here from the studio of Sleeves. I love this film, completely original idea. I understood most of it even without the description, although the impact of the end, where the old woman is finally surrounded by human companionship after madness and death are just around the corner, might have been easier to understand if less time was spent on the clone chasing scenes, and more time on the very last scenes with the other people helping her. I found the scenes of her calling herself both humorous and heartbreaking at the same time and that is a REALLY difficult feat to pull off, so I applaud your efforts. -- P.P.

Posted on January 11, 2006
- Sourtarget

What?

I loved it. Even if i did not realize what was happening, i loved it. You can make up the plot yourself. Like reading a book.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- PamDennis

I found this movie to reach into my soul... awesome job.

check my... The Bank Job1

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Danimita

.................................................................I don't get it.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- kuroken

I don't know what to say - this film affected me on an emotional level, which I find kind of surprising and most unexpected. I think you've captured profound loneliness and its effects better than almost anything I've seen - better than anything here, certainly.

It's brilliantly made, and I'm going to remember it for some time.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- skarsten

It's creepy. It's kooky. Mysterious, and spooky. It's altogether ooky!

Okay, enough with that.

An original and surreal premise that's enhanced by inventive editing and use of music to produce, in the creator's own words, a "silent slapstick". (As an aside, next time you do one of these, toggle off the mumbling. It would have enhanced the effect tenfold.)

I was amused. I was confused. I was surprised. And I think that in the end, that's exactly what you were going for - a glimpse inside the somewhat divided mind of a weird old lady. 5 stars 4 j00.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Dylen

3.5 for a 4 star. I guess I didn't really get it either. *frowns*

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Emotep

Very well cut. I found the film a little hard to follow though. But it was artistically done and allows the viewer to use their imagination to figure out what's going on. I wasn't a big fan of the musical selection though. It's supposed to be a horror or psychological horror film, but the musical score didn't reflect this

Posted on December 26, 2005
- TheMGMKid1

Forgotten is a fantastic film. It is a surreal comedy of loneliness and madness that is both funny and tragic. This film started with a great idea that was transferred to the screen by a masterful director. Incredible editing is stellar in this film. The musical score is handled with perception as to when and where music works in a film. This has to be one of the best made, funny and sad films one can see at The Movies.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- thenakedmole

it was a good film keep up good work check out mine
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Posted on December 24, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

I have no idea what just happened. I see some high ratings, so it must be fairly good, but i just don't get it, or don't think i'm even capable of getting it. Just really had no idea what it was about or what the message was.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- SCHAJK

good movie there

Posted on December 22, 2005
- diamondhammer

Excellent plot, and well made.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- squiggy99

lol, very strange but entertaining! Great original story..almost in a bizarre Stephen Kingesque kind of way

Posted on December 21, 2005
- blizzle

Excellent camera angles,
strange movie

Posted on December 20, 2005
- SantaAndFriends

What the hell???
I Loved it!
It Sucked!
Amazing!
What A load of junk!
mad me cry!
This Movie is only for idiots!
BravOOO!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Frogblood

Excelent ending, pretty weird start.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Goad

Not really a zombie movie like you promised but good none the less.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Sleeves

I'm with Glynner on this one. I don't get it either. This is brilliant. Kind of surrealist/dada/something. One of those stories that escapes detection but feels solid. I don't know what it was about, but, then again, it feels like I do.

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Birdman67

Sort of Benny Hill meets Dawn of the Dead at times. Funny and sad as well.

Nice

Posted on December 18, 2005
- stixt6

I have no idea what you were trying to convey to your audience. The editing of her getting hit by the car was horrible- one second it's foggy- then bam - it's nice and sunny. Had a very hard time watching the whole thing, especially with no dialog, then when the 100's of cloned grandma's in the woods, I just could not stand to watch it any further. Sorry but I hope by description here justifies my 1 star rating.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- xrgom

Nice film! At the begining I tought that was just another comedy, but then i realise that theres much more deep in the movie. I like it, really. Its a mix of comedy and horror at the same time. You manage to lead us trought the sick mind of the old lady and then come back to the reallity. Sry about the english.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- EychWolfeh

That was cool.

How did you get so many people on screen at once?

At that, I really liked everything, the editing was crisp, everything flowed like a real film. I am justified that you are a part of the film buis. because that was genius. The whole call myself and get answered was spooky. But the whole lesbian clone scene just to add a touch of romance and comedy is cheap. I cant believe you have covered action, comedy, romance, and horror in one. Ouchh.

Nice going. 6/5, but it wont let me rate that high

Posted on December 11, 2005
- Kari22

This is an interesting one. You have managed to create a bizarre and gloomy atmosphere, in contrast to the tempo and fun music. Poor lady. I like the story, but I want more!

Posted on December 11, 2005
- wildcard01

OMG!! I'm never calling my own house again just in case I answer. Not that the idea of clones bothers me in general, just the thought of two of me making out is deeply disturbing.
As far as I'm concerned she wasn't crazy, just dehydrated from running back and forth between the City and her rural shack.
Was a nicely done movie with a good story. The editing was sharp, and leaving it wordless (I ignored the occasional computer inserted babble) was a touch of genius, or phone related madness, you choose.

Posted on December 11, 2005
- Swazi

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!

A really great movie here, perhaps a little confusing to the slow-minded amongst us but I really, thoroughly enjoyed it. Completely original, and not in a way that's confusing, bewildering or utterly indifferent.

The ending is brilliant, I definitely wasn't suspecting that.

The editing is superbly done. I wish there was a voice over or just silence instead of those monotonous groans that the actors let rip defaultly.

Anyway, get's a well deserved 5 star from me!

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Rennstar

A pretty good depiction of madness(although i'm not mad myself) i can see you got the chaos of it right or as close as possible without experiencing it first hand. Good job.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Tarison

I enjoyed it, though my bird-like short memory meant I forgot the description about it being psycho-slapstick until just now, but I still enjoyed it, though my bird-like short memory meant I forgot the description about it being psycho-slapstick until just now.

Very nice way to show the deterioration of a lonely woman's mental health. If that's what it was, of course -- very original, and I enjoyed it, though my bird-like short memory meant I forgot the description about it being psycho-slapstick until just now.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Glynner

Am I missing something here?
I thought that was great. I can't understand why nobody else gets this. Hell, you've even criticized it yourself. In a world where 99% of a community produce the same film, you've pulled off something that I've certainly not seen done.
Am I missing something here? Why isn't this more popular?
The editing was inspired and the ideas used were truly unique. I'm not sure it made complete sense but it may have been a lesser film if it had been wrapped up and packaged and handed to the viewer with a condescending pat on the head. Madness isn't supposed to make sense.
Why don't more people rate this? I don't get it.
5 stars from me - this is a really good film.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Kippertrout

Ha! Yea Right!!! It Made Me Go To Sleep!!! -.-

Posted on December 4, 2005
- KidSlug

Pretty cool stuff ! what should I say else. You are right it´s Psycho-Slapstik-Horror.

If you want to, take a look at my movies.

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Antswillrulesoon

great film, love the ending, the only thing i would reccomend (but it is just as good without them)voiceovers but it is a great film i laughed for ages!!!

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Mr_Toad

Bizarre fun... no idea what the heck it was about so a subtitle or two might have been handy (or it's the fault of my wonky old brain) but technically accomplished with fine editing and good soundtrack. Great work.

Posted on December 4, 2005
- smgluver627

Three words......What the hell?

Posted on December 4, 2005