24 November 2004 | skatanic_23
Fine work in the short film genre
It's tough to accomplish a lot in a short film, but "the Great Gabble" does just that. In only a few seconds the mood is set and the eyes are filled with smooth images that flow seamlessly from one shot to the next. As a study in how to make a film, this is an excellent piece of work. Excellent images, shot properly, assembled perfectly.
To add to the technical achievements of the film, there's the aspect of the script. It's brave. More often these days, directors choose sci-fi or comedy (or both) for their short films. Why? Because that's easy. A cheap laugh or a special effect can cover anything. Instead, "The Great Gabble" boldly goes for the heart. In a short film, there isn't time for much character development, yet somehow "Gabble" is a complete character. You care about him and in the end, you feel for him. A short drama that can make you care about a character is nothing to sneeze at. If you get a chance, check out "The Great Gabble", it's pretty good stuff.
-SH Buffalo, NY