Death to the Tinman

by alphamonkey on April 7, 2008 · 6 comments

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Ray Tintori’s ‘Death to the Tinman‘ trades a wondrous Oz for the rural South of the 1940’s that’s steeped in Evangelicalism and mysticism, but in that trade off we’re treated to a truly wonderful short film.

I gotta say it: ‘Death to the Tinman‘ is really sticking with me.

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  • Saint Nightwalker

    So not only do you approve of Jim Crow laws and segregation and “niggers” being taught their place and kept in line at the end of a lynch mob’s rope or a bull whip or a midnight firebombing, but you think such things are missing from today’s society and need to be re-introduced.

    Not surprising coming from you.

  • Gorlog

    Could we please stop the personal attacks on a public forum. This is a place for discussion and comment not for personal feuds.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Huh, I guess I was right: You are just gunning for a pundit seat on Fox! That might yet be your greatest nonsense leap o’ anti-logic yet, Ben.

    By all means, please elaborate how you were able to infer that kind of insanity from a write-up on a short film…

  • BAD

    Nothing in the film even remotely alludes to civil rights. I am so confused!!!

  • Just Plain Bob

    I dug this. Anybody see the SciFi Channel’s rendition of Oz recently? I believe it was called “Tinman”? Promising concept, but the finished product was lacking in some key areas of Awesome.
    This has less of the actual ‘Oz’ mythology in it, and all I really see it having in common is the guy’s made of tin and he winds up without a heart… but the film itself is very compact, witty in parts, and just has a nice vibe to it.

    Bonus points for running gag of planes crashing.

  • .alphamonkey.

    You know what jumped out at me the most? The whole thing felt like something a grown up Max Fischer might have made. And that’s awesome.

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