Monday, February 1, 2010

Drunk History

I spent most of last week and a good part of the weekend watching these short films repeatedly. They're pretty damn great.

The premise is that the filmmakers get one of their friends drunk and then have them retell stories from history and get celebrities to act them out. They even use the drunken voiceovers.

One of the new shorts (I've only seen a brief clip of it) one the Jury Prize for Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival just last week. It featured a tale of the meeting between Abraham Lincoln (played by Will Ferrell) and Frederick Douglass (Don Cheadle). Another short that was entered detailed the rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla and featured Crispin Glover and John C. Reilly.

Above is one featuring Jack Black and Clark Duke as Benjamin and Will Franklin. Below is another with Franklin and is probably my favorite one.

To check out the rest, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Heyyyyyyyy..... these are my favorite videos.... everrrrr!