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.
We All Go the SameWe All Go the Same
3.50 2015 HD
In the timeless world of fairy tales, villains and victims are visited by a vengeful fairy who offers to shift the balance of power.
1 2011 HD
The world is not what it seems in this eye-catching short.
The Moon that Fell Into the SeaThe Moon that Fell Into the Sea
8.00 2013 HD
Opening its eyes, the moon that fell to the depths of the sea was met with complete darkness. Will the moon be able to return to its home in the sky?
The AnswersThe Answers
7.32 2015 HD
Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of...
Flopsy TurvyFlopsy Turvy
6.14 2018 HD
When Flopsy sets out to prove that anything her sisters can do, she can do better, she soon learns that when times get tough, sisters come together.
Valley of White BirdsValley of White Birds
8.00 2017 HD
A fable of fear and rebirth that unfolds through a man’s pursuit of a mysterious white bird, Valley of White Birds utilizes a hypnotic,...
Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania ShortMonster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short
7.39 2021 HD
Drac tries out some new monster pets to help occupy Tinkles for playtime.
The ButtonThe Button
6.00 1982 HD
An unhappy artist finally decides to paint a self-portrait but with the appearance of a wealthy person, with a car and a country house. What he does...
The TimekeeperThe Timekeeper
1 2014 HD
A watchmaker, who pawns time from people who waste it, is forced to question his own use of time...
The Long Arm of the LawThe Long Arm of the Law
5.60 1909 HD
A policeman has an amazing arm--one that stretches up to at least 10-12 feet. At times, he uses it to be very helpful to the local citizens, and at...
7.51 2023 HD
Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle. When he learns he only has one...
Trolls Band TogetherTrolls Band Together
7.18 2023 HD
When Branch's brother, Floyd, is kidnapped for his musical talents by a pair of nefarious pop-star villains, Branch and Poppy embark on a harrowing...
Five Nights at Freddy'sFive Nights at Freddy's
7.84 2023 HD
Recently fired and desperate for work, a troubled young man named Mike agrees to take a position as a night security guard at an abandoned theme...
Family SwitchFamily Switch
6.35 2023 HD
When the Walker family members switch bodies with each other during a rare planetary alignment, their hilarious journey to find their way back to...
6.48 2023 HD
An ex-special forces operative takes a job to provide security for a journalist as she interviews a dictator, but a military coup breaks out in the...
Godzilla Minus OneGodzilla Minus One
8.45 2023 HD
In postwar Japan, a new terror rises. Will the devastated people be able to survive... let alone fight back?
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & SnakesThe Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
7.31 2023 HD
64 years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, Coriolanus Snow sees a chance for a change in fortunes when he mentors Lucy Gray Baird,...
6.75 2023 HD
Willy Wonka – chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time – is proof that the best things in...
6.45 2023 HD
An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his...
Saw XSaw X
7.39 2023 HD
Between the events of 'Saw' and 'Saw II', a sick and desperate John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes...