The Butt Race, a 1965 stop-motion movie

"Stop action 8mm film Butt Race made with neighborhood kids in 1965 when director was age 14." (Thanks, HC!)


  1. Nice, reminds me of a desk-driving video I did w/ a couple friends after hours at our high school. I’d love to show it, but the cinematographer spilled soda on the tape.

  2. that was awesome!

    the cutaways to the crowd and added features like the box obstacle etc were just great

  3. Wonderful. All it needs is some organ music, and it would make a perfect intermission film for drive-ins. It would go great between Roger Corman’s “Eat My Dust” and “Vanishing Point”.

  4. Frickin’ wicked.

    Clearly, those who made the effort to understand the track conditions, and thereby made the right pants choice, got to the podium. Chance favours the prepared behind.

  5. Full of win, the linked to films in the comments are great to.

    I think i’ve found what’s going to fill this day in the office. Just cross fingers no clients comes in.

  6. Has anyone else seen the epic Western “Blaze Glory”? A longish short film with a robbery scene, a railroad chase and i forget what all else…I saw it in the 1970’s at a drive-in theater (this is a theater where you park your car up a slight incline to watch a huge, outdoor theater. A favorite mating spot for younger persons, and philandering couples–geez, I never thought I would have to explain this. Get off my lawn).

  7. A variation on this is showing flying on a broomstick by hopping up and down and then deleting the frames where people are standing.

  8. This is my father’s film. He is the one filming and my Uncle Tom is number 22 and all of his good friends from the neighborhood. You can see my grandfather coming home from work in the background. All of your comments brightened my day because I have always been so proud of this film. My dad is so creative even at the young age of 14. Thanks!

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