Distance
 
 
 
Review Count: 22
Average Rating: 5.0 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 4 minutes 33 seconds
 
Posted on: May 28, 2008
 
 
Film Description
A short dreamscape movie based on a poem I wrote a number of months ago after the most important person in my life went back home.
All credits for the movie appear in the movie itself, but I'd like to say a special thanks to Sisch and to Norrie for all your help and input.
This is for Leora.
 
Reviews
- postmodernchuck

Visually inventive and marvelously minimalist, Distance is a rare poetic treat that seduces the viewer with its jazzy cadences and moody wanderings. Goof and Sisch are, as always, splendid. Their interlocking dialogue, sometimes unified and sometimes split into fragments, encompasses the ephemeral nature of love, moving and swaying with a genuine poignancy that is truly haunting. This is not only a feast for the senses, but for the soul; it is both a wild formal exercise and a thoughtful mediation on love. Quite excellent, and highly recommended.

Posted on June 30, 2008
- RavensFan_09

Beautiful film with sublimely fluid editing. It felt like one long camera pan. Great VO's from some of TMO's best, and I liked the echo effect. Very nice.

Posted on June 30, 2008
- markrichardbehenna

Too much romance, not enough human killing.

Editing was superb, I love how scenes don't look like they've been cut, but instead scroll over in a fluid motion which seems natural for a "dreamscape movie." The black background provides focus for anything on screen, perhaps indicating that nothing else exists for these characters at that moment but themselves.

Voiceacting was amazing. Sisch was great as always, but who on earth is Goofparade? I haven't heard a voice that inspiring since Sleeves. Can't imagine how tricky it was to make sure both voices complimented each other while speaking at the same time during many segments. There are moments where the spotlight shifts between each character (they're still speaking at the same time here) and the dominant voice is replaced by the other. These seem like the sort of advanced techniques one could only accomplish if they broke into a recording studio, told Nickleback to take a hike, then ordered a veteran squad of bloodthirsty Scottish Claymore-wielding Wookies to secure the booth.

Music had a touch of everything, mystery, darkness, chaos, and of course romance. How one tune accomplished all this is baffling. Dialogue was superb too. You know what, you've just used up my entire reserve of positive energy, condemning the next movie on my reviewing list to an icey grave.

A technological marvel. I'd be proud to give this a place in my DVD collection. I know I said I was going to annihilate you. Next time.

Next time...

Posted on June 26, 2008
- piotrtheman

A wonderful poem!!!!

Posted on June 14, 2008
- tlyddiatt

Absolutely fantastic poem and very good use of the green screen (or blue screen, I never remember which one). I hope that Leora watched this and realised how powerful your bond was.

~TLyddiatt~

Posted on June 7, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Intense, refreshing and atmospheric visuals, music and voice acting!
Beautiful poem!

Posted on June 3, 2008
- TheMGMKid1

An epic love poem of supreme beauty set to stunningly gorgous images. This film swept me away on the wings of elan. Great voice work by an incompareable cast. Lush romantic jazz score by JazzX makes the whole experiance glitter. I loved it.

Posted on June 1, 2008
- cipheruzmad

Absolutley amazing! Great poetry and voice mixing! The visuals and camerawork were perfect for this.

Posted on June 1, 2008
- funkyfilms

Beautiful, and very special.

Posted on May 31, 2008
- userjosh9874

Wow! That was....is there even a word to describe it?!

That was really really really good in every single way!

Posted on May 30, 2008
- derbyrams

Incredible! Pretty speechless.

Posted on May 30, 2008
- eobaggs

Fantastic.

Posted on May 30, 2008
- goofparade

This was a real treat! When I read the script and was told about the cross fading voices, I could not imagine how expertly it would be realised and how great the stark, theatrical imagery would affect me. The original music was terricfic in Distance bravo Del and cheers to some fine solos by JazzX, TMO's jazzman par excellence.

It all worked very well, even the cacaphonous ending made perfect sense to my ears and eyes. Sisch doubled wonderfully, her voice has such depth and timbre..
I have nothing but good things to say about this unique little flick and feel priviledged to have been a part of it.

Posted on May 30, 2008
- FredTheDuck

Wow.... Leora is lucky to receive something like that... without wanting to sound a little overly soppy or to echo sisch, you two deserve each other, and happiness for as long as.... well, forever really.

ehem... lost in my thoughts there... that is, genuinely, the first movie in absolutely bloody ages which has literally brought a tear to my eye. Fantastic, Del. No other word for it.

I have no idea what it is that made me decide to watch this now, but you know what? I'm glad I did. Five stars. If only I could give more...

Posted on May 29, 2008
- thebiz

Outstanding.

Posted on May 29, 2008
- Norriefpb

I'm a manly man, so this didn't bring a lump to my throat and mist to my eyes in any way at all. I'm far too manly for that!
Pretty much perfect Del, pretty much perfect.

Posted on May 29, 2008
- elbowlow

This piece allowed us to see your soul. Thank you.

Posted on May 28, 2008
- rogerSIMIAN

that's a real classy film about longing & loss, DS. I like the black and the white backgrounds and the trumpet jazz(x) build to a quick-cute finish. 5 stars.

Posted on May 28, 2008
- nukester

Quite Simply...Distance is an unforgettable artistic experience for the mind and soul!

Chosing to be bold yet subtle and contrasting distinctive black and white backgrounds and backdrops to allow the viewer to focus on what is most important in this piece... The two characters was just pure genious.

This allowed a visual experience of traversing through moments in time with such simplicity and ease.

Written in true poets fashion and from the heart, you managed to nail getting a highly talented voice actor/actress to channel these mindsets across to the viewer. I was hypnotised from the opening second to the final moments.

Distance is a complex simplicity!!! and I thank you for sharing your thoughts with TMO!

Until the next time...

Nuke Well in Poetry!!!

Posted on May 28, 2008
- sgporsche48

Beautiful.

Posted on May 28, 2008
- sisch

The day you sent me the script, Del, I knew this would be special, and heartbreakingly beautiful!

I loved the words immediately, could relate so much, feel the longing in the words - it touched my heart...
Then I heard Goofparades take on it, and couldn't wait to match mine to his delivery, I heard the music you made for this, and Jazzx trumpet playing..
and finally experienced it all together.

Incandescent perfection.

The way all this works together - the visuals, the voices fading into each other, the music - every time I watch it, I get shivers up and down my spine, and I feel it - all the love and longing that went into it. What a wonderful present for Leora - to be cherished and watched again and again. This is art, and I'm so very proud to have been a part of it.

I wish you two all the best for your future, with all my heart.

Posted on May 28, 2008
- TFoster

Wow Del This Is A Beautiful Movie, The Music was Great And the set dressing added to the atmosphere, and the poem itself was mesmerising. This Kept Me Hooked, well done Del Another great movie from delirious Studios!

***** - 5 STARS

TFoster
Foster Films

Posted on May 28, 2008