Friday, May 11, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - The Duel at Blood Creek (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. This one's actually quite funny, which can rarely ever say about a period piece. If you're a fan of a comedy of manners or percepived slights escalating to pistols at dawn, you'll get a kick out of this one. Here is the 15-minute British short The Duel at Blood Creek from filmmaker Leo Burton.

Here's the synopsis:

A man goes to a favorite dueling spot in order to settle some differences with the one who has wronged him but soon finds that he's not the only one that has decided its a beautiful day to have a duel.

This one's a playful short that unfolds with some great comedic performances and wonderful bits of timing from the actors. It's all about the subtle digs and trying to find ground in a world that's slowly leaving you by. Seriously this one's just funny and a great way to spend the afternoon. There's also a great ending to that makes the first 14-minutes even more hilarious.

Check this out if you like the absurd mixed in with your history. Check this out if like comedies of manners that lead right into the classic British truism, the farce. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with The Duel at Blood Creek.

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