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Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2004, 11:00am

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"If esoteric films are visual poetry, this is visual free verse" -Lennie M.

In a world so dark, so disturbing, the truth can only be shown in such a way. One man's torment and sexual confusion are the theme of this film, the setting: madness. Religion, hell, conformity, the past, the future, and the present. ALL mean nothing in the world of Efab, yet all mean EVERYTHING.

If you like esoteric and artsy films, stop reading and watch it now.

Alright, now that those losers are gone, I get to tell you that this film is really making fun of artistic films, because, well, they suck. So please, watch this movie as a comedy, and I guess you can comment on the shots and so forth.

Starring the cast of The Wacky Three, my brother, and my kitty Shanpu, we all hope you enjoy.........Efab.

Also, I thought that it would be fun for everyone to post what Efab meant to them, what they thought it was about, and how they interpreted all the symbols.


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Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2004, 4:38pm

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Pretentious crap, like you said in the movie... esoteric movies are crap. biggrin

2 points for the effort and technique.

Don't get me wrong, I liked it to a certain point, but it didn't touched me in anyway.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2004, 11:30pm

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I feel alive now I've seen it... Finally, I know what life is about... It's about love, freedom and understanding. We're all individuals and your dreams can come true...

Thank you Waser for opening my eyes eek
Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2004, 11:32pm

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sollthar, knowing that my film has made your life complete has made my life complete
Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2004, 11:40pm

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4/5

I didnt realy like it that much, but as usuall i think your movies are very well made biggrin
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 12:17am

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5-- liked the whole making fun of artsy movies plot and the things you did to express that. nice description hah
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 2:36am

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wow... I suppose that would make a lot more sense if I were high... hmm....

Nevertheless.... 4......../.........5............
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 3:04am

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the best part about this movie is that it really has no plot, and I'd like for people make up their own based on their "interpretation"
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 5:03am

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That was damn awesome was, good job. Kinda reminded me of the ring video more than an arthouse flick, but it was hilarious and kind weird.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 5:32am

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Efab a plot summary...

or is it eFAB?!

In mans endless quest for self reflective reasoning our hero ventures from his mothers womb and crawls through the ectoplasmic culture of reality. Upon juxtaposing the tangible with his dreams he realizes that reality is a fascade of inky black questions that pass through space, time and a doughnut.

Once rising above the first aeon of myth the traveler moves toward a light with longing breath. The light engulfs him and fills his soul with unending warmth. After drinking his fill of the knowledge of good and evil this human remembers what he has left. The persistence of this memory enshrouds his perception causing the child to fall from the light grasping at it as it fades in the distance.

Once returning to what has been previously labled as real, the pilgrim suffers the urge of rebirth. Then looks back to the far away light trying to stop his existence again and set forth beyond the first aeon and back to the unending pool of light.

Only this time the aeon has eaten the doughnut and will not allow the pilgrim to pass. In dispair the travel sick occupant of life decides to return to the womb but gets a drink of water and an antacid instead.

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Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 5:33am

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averagejoe, you just read my mind.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 8:13am

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Der Neigunt Der Zeit, anyone?

http://sjhs.stillwater.k12.mn.us/~pugo/artfilms/dndz.mov

Anywyas, nice job Waser. Perfect music choice, and many excellent random shots. If only you could have avoided repetition, it would have been awesome.

I also wouldn't of added those unfiltered, regular shots with the flashlight.

Still, good nonetheless. 3/5.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 1:23pm

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ahahah Der Neigunt Der Zeit was great. I'm really just glad people got it, and yeah, it is reptitious, because we really didn't have enough footage.

oh yeah, ten force to the first person to identify where the music is from
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 1:25pm

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thats: DIE NEIGUNG DER ZEIT

No idea what a Neigunt should be. smile
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 4:23pm

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I liked it in a weird sort of way smile LOL cool effects!
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 6:13pm

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Andreas, I have no idea what that really was but some shots just made me laugh.
The horse-bumping was great, so was the first couple of shots.

You just made a very wierd movie, which is great! smile You really are an Andreasi!
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2004, 8:23pm

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I couldn't begin to explain why I find this so appealing. But I loved it.
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 2:10am

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"Esoteric Films are Bullshit"

Well...yes...at least that one was.
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 6:06am

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if you think my movie is bullthat, thats fine, but please dont call it an esoteric film. I find that offensive smile
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 7:52am

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Waser -

You're a true visionary. The written word cannot truly convey all the emotion that your film has created inside me!

Oh, no, wait - that's just the curry I had eariler wink

Top class stuff waser, top class.
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 11:11am

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Unparallelled emotion and feeling of enlightenment courses through my sphincter now I have watched this over and over, great stuff Waser.

Plus, the bit where the hand pops out really scares me.
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 5:24pm

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i am sorry but i think that this is over rated. i understand it had a good moral behind it and all but i found it kind of boring i am sorry waser i am usally a big fan of your work and i love to get a good laugh from your movies, but i dont know this one did not draw me as much as your other ones did. sorry waser 3/5
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 11:39pm

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I dont get it, but then again, I have never heard of an esoteric film.
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2004, 11:55pm

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Jonky, you have a film in the cinema, but no Alam or Chromy.
Posted: Sun, 5th Dec 2004, 12:07am

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this was very cool. this did take effort which was obvious and some of the shots were very well done. I especially found the hand popping out from the doorframe disturbingly weird...and the riding horse that just basically appeared in a hallway. I dunno i liked this, i always have liked this weird "esoteric" type of thing.good job. The only thing i didnt like was I felt you over did the pills in the cup shots and left out more of the hands type of shots which in my opinion better. 4/5...good work.
Posted: Sun, 5th Dec 2004, 12:24am

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Watched: That reminded me of like "the tape" for "The Ring", like, thos kind of weird rando things taht are actually kind of creepy. Sorry, a 3, maybe a 4, no, yes, a 3.
Posted: Sun, 5th Dec 2004, 6:28pm

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If you like esoteric and artsy films, stop reading and watch it now.

Alright, now that those losers are gone, I get to tell you that this film is really making fun of artistic films

hahahahahaha

nice,

oh yeh the short was strange but yet entertaining nice work
Posted: Sun, 5th Dec 2004, 7:09pm

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Heh, funny watching, & some genuinely good photography such as sped up & coloured images. It's so random though that it's hard to believe that it isn't, in fact, esoteric biggrin
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 12:46am

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Am i gonna die in seven days?.. that was some freaky sh@#$it
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 12:48am

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give it a month wink
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 1:05am

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Hehe. Some pretty wierd stuff you got there Waser. Good, but far too wierd for me to enjoy. 2, sorry.
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 1:07am

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thanks....i mean...don't worry about it....I mean...... crazy
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 7:12am

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That scene with the person stop go moving around on the floor was really funny-looking. I wouldnt have thought to do that. Brilliant, young waser
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 1:48pm

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I wish I could take credit for that, but I'm pretty sure it was one of the other guys's idea. I mean yeah I am pretty awesome huh
Posted: Wed, 8th Dec 2004, 3:05am

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Waser, Waser, Waser....hmm...What do I say about Efab...?....

Well, to be honest, I have no idea at all how to rate this. I found the film to be great at satire (on "artsy" films) and I thought it was well played out. Personally, it was just really fun to watch.

I'll give you a 4/5 becuase I loved it, but I feel strange now. Kinda like your film raped me or something.

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Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2004, 1:37am

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Hey, pretty cool. WTF? Strange. 4.
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2004, 2:07am

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Mister Pencil wrote:


I loved it, but I feel strange now. Kinda like your film raped me or something.
Yes, that is the best quote for a movie ever smile
Posted: Tue, 14th Dec 2004, 3:34am

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAH they are going to show this film (minus the salty language at the end) at an assembly at my school. ahahah WHY?
Posted: Tue, 14th Dec 2004, 10:27pm

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Waser wrote:

WHY?
Don't ask me, I didn't do anything.


Good luck though. Perhaps more drama club chicks will notice you... wink
Posted: Fri, 17th Dec 2004, 12:25am

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ahahah they showed the movie today, along with some art dancing and poetry. Twas hilarious. Many people thought it was serious, but some people got it, though I was probably laughing the hardest.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2005, 10:22pm

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LOL 5/5 seriously, even tho it was so random i loved it.

i loved the camera work too. and how did you make it so that when that one guy shakes his head it goes so fast?
Posted: Tue, 2nd Aug 2005, 10:29pm

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heh, good ol' Efab. haven't seen this for a long time. glad you liked/got it
Posted: Fri, 16th Sep 2005, 3:06am

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I had to watch this mainly because we, here at Unified Studio Productions, also think art films are bullshit...for the most part. This film is definately cool. The beatnik music really played well with the varying shots you had. Great job. 5/5
Posted: Fri, 16th Sep 2005, 3:10am

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The music is actually from a silent hill music video. if you haven't noticed, I have a bit of a thing for silent hill.
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Hmm, Webpage not found...
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Fix it! I want to see it again biggrin