October 26, 2012

"So Much for So Little"

"So Much for So Little" (short), 1949. The Public Health Service makes an argument for the Public Health Service.

Directed by Chuck Jones. Written by Friz Freleng & Jones. Starring Frank Graham.

Concept: 0/4 (Terrible)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4). It's got everything one loves about mid-century educational films, crossed with a heavy dose of Chuck Jones. And although it's a propaganda film, I don't imagine it did much for the government. The tone straddles a line between entertainingly educational, and satire.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.7/4 (Good)

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