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Buckstop

Australia, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Animation)

Director: Rhian Hinkley

This bizarre homage to the spaghetti western is not here for its story or its acting, but for the way it's been animated by manipulating nearly three thousand whole and cut up 35mm colour stills. Buck rides back into town, he wants a parking space in the suburban street outside Jess's house and he's prepared to fight to the death for it. Set somewhere in the badlands between collage and film, this tale owes as much to the one hour photo shop as it does to Sergio Leone.

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