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Perfection: A Short Film

Hits: 4838 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: CaptKangaroo
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cfwestdotie
Male, 18-29, Europe
 136 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 3:22:23 AM
prob wouldnt be aloud for toddlers nowadays, too many little pieces to choke on

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25710 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:49:57 PM
0:50 I see the circle piece! Prominently displayed actually.
1:02 Prominent again, all alone by her foot.
1:45 Don't see any circle piece.
3:02 Ok, there's the circle again, so much for that theory! (between the octogon and the game)
4:33 No circle! As the game pops up.
5:13 Does she have the circle in her left hand? GAH!

We cross posted @Suicism, but either way I think it's the same: she doesn't need to be "perfect" to "win the game" and the big face thing is her undestanding this.

If it's because the game is rigged (piece missing) OR she no longer chooses to play are both BIG deals!

The circle piece is never once IN the gameboard, I looked closely!

If my ranting helps someone else enjoy this as much as I do, I'm a happy cat! If not, I am sorry, I'll try to be more Perfect...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25710 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:33:02 PM
Well, since it's soon to be a "dead thread" I'll explain my personal take on it:

@SarahofBorg: The reason she stopped at the end was because she realized she'd been trying to achieve perfection in Perfection... but a piece was missing! It was IMPOSSIBLE all that time! Her other efforts, violin, fitness, beauty & etc were equally "impossible" too!

Perfection is a fools goal. Her expression at the end is (I think) of someone who's had a life-changing moment of understanding.

That's why I liked this film a lot: subtlety! You can see into it or not. It doesn't smack you across the face over and over again like the ONE joke in an Adam Sandler movie...

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:40:10 PM
I hate to pull an 8-bit, but I really don't get it here. Playing violin, studying and graduating don't all seem like things she was doing for someone else. Was it some existential statement for her to leave the final piece out? Enough people's lives are in disarray 'cause they never pursued higher education or rigorous expectations set by their parents. I guess if the contrast would have been starker regarding what it cost her to achieve perfection, rather than just leading what appeared to be a successful life, the symbolism at the end would have had some more gravitas.

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 951 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:09:11 AM
You know she only stopped playing the game so she could pass it down to the next generation.

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:58:16 PM
Man that was pointless. So she stops trying to play the perfection game. Consequences? Nothing, apparently. Thanks for wasting my time.

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2075 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:31:01 PM
@Snuffy- poor hand/eye coordination and lack of spatial reasoning could be a sub-theme as well.
Watch again, but this time ignore the fact that the actors are Asian.
Your first comment seemed to skim the surface meaning and was more than a little dismissive.
If my response was a bit gruff and your sensibilities were nettled, you have my apologies.

kathismee
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 31 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:04:38 PM
Ok if you're going to make a movie based on a (board-ish)game, that's how you do it. Yeah I looking at you Battleship.

mal_BB
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:40:31 PM
Loved this; really hit the nail on the head with regards to perfection imo.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:59:55 PM
She sucked in 'ER' too.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:58:10 PM
I used to be able to get that game finished in 25 seconds, when I was 8.It took her THAT long to win the game? She sux at it.What a loser.She should commit suicide.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25710 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:44:30 PM
@snuffy2009: Nope, not it. It's not "asian" it's universal, at least IMHO eh?

It's about how you never can truely achieve "perfection" (lower case) because it's impossible.

I'd say why but it'd be a HUGE SPOILER! Re-watch the ending is all I can say. 5:18 to be exact.

Otherwise: It's a GREAT short film! Every aspect of it was brilliantly done, and the ending I mention makes it rise to a very high level of storytelling.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:15:31 PM
Perfection II: Operation

Moriachik
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 50 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:48:45 PM
CaptKangaroo- Might not be about Asian stereotypes but it could certainly be a sub-theme... Living with a Filipino step-mom, I can definitely assert that she's very strict and demands the best of her kids. Maybe I just sound dense but it's what I see- there's no need to be rude.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2136 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:20:51 PM
Perfection is used to help train children to assemble iphones.

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2075 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 11:15:41 AM
@Snuffy- no, it was not; If that is what you walked away with, perhaps you are incapable of getting the 'point'.

snuffy2009
Male, 18-29, Australia
 228 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:20:34 AM
So pretty everything steriotypically asian crammed into one video? That was the point right?

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3887 Posts
Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:19:14 AM
I liked it.

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2075 Posts
Friday, June 29, 2012 5:30:28 AM
Link: Perfection: A Short Film [Rate Link] - 'Will the game ever end?'


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