23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo

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This short black-and-white film shows eerie scenes of a downtown without people. The effect is disturbing. The camera shoots familiar urban scenes, without a soul in sight: streets empty, buildings empty, yet everywhere there is evidence of recent life and activity. At the end of the film we learn what has happened.

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23 Skidoo, Julian Biggs, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Julian Biggs
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • camera
    Paul Leach
  • sound
    Ted Haley
  • editing
    Julian Biggs
    Kathleen Shannon

  • Matt

    This terrified me.

    Matt, 15 Nov 2022
  • Yvette (La Poutina)

    Not so scary. This actually happened in Ste-Agnostique, near the BOMAC missile site in 1973. Luckiily I had not yet opened my POUTINE PUB there yet! But everyone disappeared! For 3 weeks! Where did they go? They will not say. -Yvette, www.poutine.tk

    Yvette (La Poutina), 2 Dec 2019
  • Majore-Hoo-Hoo

    This era presents itself and exposes a new form of apocalyptic fear. The weapons used in current war strategies do not threaten life as the ultimate loss, (because that has been researched, archived, patented, reengineered, diversified, mass-produced and freed from any ultimate long-term danger) but in this new world order, what is threatened is the security and livelihood of collective knowledge. Where has the knowledge gone? Just what sort of invisible weapon in this covert war is responsible for this Western world's post-knowledge Apocalypse?

    Majore-Hoo-Hoo, 12 May 2011

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