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Little Duck, James Murphy’s short film for Canon Project Imagination, has been in the works for a while now. In fact, we spoke to Murphy about it over a year ago. Of course you can probably forgive him for the delay since he was also busy producing one of the biggest albums of the year. But finally Little Duck is available for streaming in full. As with his music, Murphy mashes up so many different styles allowing meditative Ozu-indebted shots (like the one above) and a bouncy Childish Gambino track to sit comfortably in the same film. Watch it below.

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  1. Its okay I guess. Mostly story-oriented.

    Most of the shots are still, which is lame to me because – with the exception of the intimate camera work in the drinking scene – most of the movie doesn’t take advantage of the fact it was shot in digital. Maybe I’m being naive to expect James Murphy to shoot something more stylized.

    Not trolling – the credits are the best part of the movie.

    • Just watched the Jamie Foxx submission and I have to say it was 10x more interesting than this one.

      • I thought the Jamie Foxx film was contrived garbage.

        “Most of the shots are still, which is lame to me because – with the exception of the intimate camera work in the drinking scene – most of the movie doesn’t take advantage of the fact it was shot in digital”

        And this critique is straight bullshit. If he wanted the film to be mobile with steadicam shots, it would have been mobile with steadicam shots. A film doesn’t NEED to ever take advantage of technology, and if it does apparently do that, then the intention of the piece, as a film, becomes muddled.

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