Doodlebug (1997)

  |  Short, Fantasy, Mystery


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In his squalid apartment, a man tries to squash with his shoe an insect of some kind that is moving around the room.

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  • Jeremy Theobald in Doodlebug (1997)
  • Jeremy Theobald in Doodlebug (1997)
  • Jeremy Theobald in Doodlebug (1997)
  • Christopher Nolan and Jeremy Theobald in Doodlebug (1997)
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25 April 2016 | Michael_Elliott
Creative Short from Nolan
Doodlebug (1997)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Christopher Nolan's directorial debut was this three minute B&W short. The film starts off with a man on the floor bouncing around trying to kill a bug with his shoe. He tries and tries to kill it but soon we realize something else is going on.

DOODLEBUG was a highly effective short that reminded me of the early work of David Lynch. The B&W cinematography perfectly captures a rather dark and moody atmosphere and I thought it certainly helped the film and its nightmare like quality. I'm not going to spoil the twist for those who haven't seen the film but I found it to be very good. Technically speaking this is a very impressive short and especially when you consider it was the first one Nolan had made. It certainly shows that there was a talent behind the camera. Fans of his should get a kick out of this film.

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