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The year's best big-screen performers in 11 original (very) short films.

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or a scenario, but simply an intriguing, amusing or captivating line of dialogue. Then we gave these lines to one of the great movie artists of our time: the cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, a two-time Oscar winner. Kaminski used these lines as inspiration to create 11 original (very) short films. Each short evokes a style or genre of the cinematic past and stars an actor who gave an especially memorable performance in 2013.

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Marius Goesser

Marius Goesser 101 films

You should really watch the first 20! Everything from 2 to 40 minutes in this list.

1-4: 10/10 5-14: 9/10…

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shorts: to watch

nir

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pls comment with recommendations! this is a list started with what looked interesting in my youtube recs and im fully…

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  • New York, I Love You
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Four Rooms
  • New York Stories

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