Image Union, episode 603: 8 shorts

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0:00 Image Union opening sequence. 8 Shorts.

0:30 “Root Beer Rags”, by Bill O’Neil, music by Billy Joel. Simple color animation on black. The world in under three minutes: planets, American flags, piggy banks, people’s hands grabbing, cars on roads, oil, Pacman, piano playing, muscles, volcanos, men chasing women.

3:50 Fake film documentation of the development and testing of ejection seat. Successes and failures, reasons and methods. Test subject punches Santa when he brings him a helmet after a crash.

8:08 Women and men in underwear, with song. Holdproof Underpaks.

8:36 “Defense for Atomic Attack”, care of Chicago Filmmakers. Chet Huntley explains about how uranium explodes via nuclear fission, with help from animation. Without urgency, a mother and her two children close Venetian blinds and head to basement in anticipation of blast. Others act similarly, but with more urgency. Civil defense film.

15:43 Bert the alert turtle hides in shell from nuclear attack. Children hide on side of wall, people everywhere cover their heads and hide under chairs, next to walls. Politicians talk. Bert warns.

17:32 Alex George presents Daniel Ness in “Madness”. Male head, bottom-lit, asks “what is madness?” Chokes.

20:37 “Bugs.” Hands of person on couch use and abuse pull-string Bugs Bunny, laughs. Rick Kendrick, Carol Bruno, Kimmer Olesak.

23:08 “The Cough” by Teddy Dibble. Color video. A comedic short in which an actor or voice-over artist coughs repeatedly while an offscreen director shouts inst ructions.

26:35 Image Union credits



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