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GALAXY - Award Winning Short Film by Bill Davern - 1980

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:11 pm
by OTTOgd
GALAXY
Award Winning Short Film by Bill Davern

An office worker's growing obsession with pinball leads him to realize life is a game.
Filmed in 1980 in HAMILTON ON.


Re: GALAXY - Award Winning Short Film by Bill Davern - 1980

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:03 pm
by shane
Awesome.
Thanks for posting.
Takes me back to the golden years.

Re: GALAXY - Award Winning Short Film by Bill Davern - 1980

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:07 am
by R.A.B.
Kev, thank you so much for posting this short film ! :thumbup

I watched it last night and it brought back so many memories from just about 40 years ago, and also some unpleasant ones from last year. Corps and computers, fawk !

What ya gonna do at this point in adult life except try to get by without being subject too much unpleasantness. There is no other way now, and lately, less and less rewards and/or compensation for sacrifice or even devotion. No sense of forward movement. Maybe we are done growing that way. Fawk again !

Being in first year film production at Concordia in 1982-3 and aIso heavy into collecting pinballs, these two passions from the past are meshed in my mind forever. Must have seen this short film at one point or another when studying film about 35 years ago because I knew what was going to unfold as I watched, or maybe because I know the subjects being treated.

Again thank you Otto, made my evening better. And especially for those between 40 and 60, have a look if you haven't already, worth it.

Rob

Re: GALAXY - Award Winning Short Film by Bill Davern - 1980

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:00 pm
by Fifty
Great short film. Really captured the spirit of Galaxy and pinball for me. Some great camera work on the ball, especially the tracking shot of the first plunge.

I never knew water cooler bottles were made of glass back then. It makes perfect sense now that I've seen it. Man, those damn things must have been heavy!