Oral History Films

Why is it that Hollywood makes such lousy films for great amounts of money and independent film makers make great films for so little. Some of the best films are the short films used as fillers on our local PBS station. Two that I’ve found really good recently are films by Rauch Brothers. They are short animated films using the soundtrack from short audio tracks heard on NPR radio. StoryCorps makes the oral history recordings. They are recordings of real people. The two I liked recently are Danny and Annie and Q & A. The animation is simple but very effective and the characterizations are excellent. Another good show is Image Makers. If only Hollywood could make films like these.

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