From the mysterious kingdom of January 2006...
Aladdin Collar as Himself
Benjamin Korman as Himself
Aladdin Collar as Henry David Thoreau
Kendall Hoff as Thoreau's Sister
Emma Sartwell as Thoreau's Other Sister
Benjamin Korman as Ralph Waldo Emerson
Aladdin Collar as Guy With Band-Aids
Benjamin Korman as Walt Whitman
Aladdin Collar as Walt Whitman's Ecstasy Hook-Up
Aladdin Collar as Allen Ginsberg
Benjamin Korman as the Naked Beatnik
Rebecca LaChance as Sinful Puritan Girl
Nina Rutledge as Murderous Puritan Woman
Emma Sartwell as Emily Dickenson
How young we were!
A little Background:
We had to make a work of art that incorporated all of the stuff we'd been reading in class. Our original plan was to make a feature-length film. Failing that, we set out to make a 45-minute film. We had about 20 minutes of script. Failing that, we made these dainty skits in the week before the assignment was due.
The conceit in the first bit is that Thoreau claimed to be self-sufficient, but he actually had his sisters come every week to cook and clean his house. What a dick!
The second bit is pretty simple.
The third bit dares to ask, "Was Walt Whitman high?"
In the fourth bit, I originally ran by naked. I had to do a little in-camera editing because my exposed penis was in too many frames.
The fifth bit was from the script we had INTENDED to make. It was one of the only things we shot for it.
The sixth bit dares to ask, "Was Emily Dickinson goth?"