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Roger Ebert Says This Viral Short About NYC’s Recent Snow Blizzard Is Oscar Worthy

Do you agree? Ebert says on his website that the film deserves to win the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short. His reasons: “Because of its wonderful quality. Because of its role as homage. It is directly inspired by Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent classic “Man With a Movie Camera.” Because it represents an almost unbelievable technical proficiency.

The story goes… Jamie Stuart, the filmmaker, made the film on Dec. 26th and emailed it to Ebert on Dec. 27. Ebert liked it and then interviewed Stuart over e-mail. You can read the full transcript HERE.

2 comments to Roger Ebert Says This Viral Short About NYC’s Recent Snow Blizzard Is Oscar Worthy

  • A nice piece of work with pretty visuals of nature, light and symbology; I’m not taking anything from the filmmaker, but not Oscar worthy to me.

    As an aside, I haven’t followed the Oscars in 10+ years. It’s not the benchmark for me (especially a person of African descent) that it may be for others. I don’t think the Oscars are about the craft as much as it’s about the politics, marketing maneuvering and what appears to be popular.

  • A film that talks simply about how man deals with the harsher side of human nature sounds Oscar worthy to me. Especially in a time where no one even bothers to make a film connected to anything real.