Sometimes I'm not in the mood for taking on a long book, film, or CD, or, I want the satisfaction of finishing something in one day. Here are some of my picks for when I have a case of the short attention span blues.
A collection of stories that originally ran in The New Yorker. The stories are set in a dystopian near future where the characters are the "have nots" in a world where capitalism has run amok. Surprisingly wacky and touching, these are characters you won't soon forget.
La Jetée is a science fiction film with influence beyond its 28 minutes in length. Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys was directly influenced by this film and Time Magazine ranked it number 1 in their list of "Top 10 Time-Travel Movies".
This surrealist silent film is a collaboration between Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel. This film has been unsettling people since its release in 1929 and, at only 16 minutes, it is a brief trip into weirdness.
Singer/Songwriter, Nick Drake's third and final album. It was recorded at midnight over two nights, with some songs being recorded in only one take. It is a beautiful, compelling album and it is only a little over 28 minutes.