Obselidia

Obselidia

DVD - 2013
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George is a librarian who in his spare time poses as a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman as he writes The Obselidia, a compendium of obsolete things. George believes that love, among other things, is obsolete. In his quest to document nearly extinct occupations, he befriends Sophie, a beautiful cinema projectionist who works at a silent movie theatre. Sophie believes that nothing is obsolete as long as someone loves it.
Publisher: [United States] : Passion River Films, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE OBSEL
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (Not rated)(97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2010

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jonnybroom
Feb 18, 2017

A charming first film by a Scottish director working in L.A. I enjoyed the characters and the easy philosophizing. The camera work is beautiful and the treatment light-handed. The dialogue creaks a little when engaged with global warming and the end of humanity, but the Death Valley setting is picturesque and there are a couple of gentle shocks that keep the narrative interesting.

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Grego606
Jun 06, 2015

I gave it 5 stars because the main character works at the Ocean Park branch of the Santa Monica Public Library.

Pippi_L Jul 07, 2014

This is an eccentric indie comedy that will delight film students.

aaa5756 Oct 10, 2013

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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velowallah
May 24, 2013

Charming comedy with many neat dialogues and scenes. The slow-motion scene with the main character riding his old bike and passed by the spandex-clad guy on his carbon bike was particularly delightful. The ecological message is not subtle, but conveyed in a very real manner nevertheless.

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monkey_vox
May 11, 2013

Dull - oh so very dull.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 12, 2013

The first 30 minutes of the film was so slow and uninteresting that I almost gave up watching. However, things picked up a bit once the two protagonists began their trip to the Death Valley. Still, this is one slow film, with no action nor sex scenes. Somehow you do care about the characters to follow the film to the end. It is fairly preachy at places - there is a strong environmental theme. In some way it is also a love story for the timid, awkard librarian George.

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mythoughts
Jan 30, 2013

I love finding these surprise gems that I've never heard of. This is a quiet, thoughtful and beautiful movie about the meaning of life and love. Lovely cinematography. It builds slowly to a mezmerizing and thought-provoking conclusion.

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aaa5756 Oct 10, 2013

“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln

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