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Straw Man
Attribution
Writer

Tom Menary

Director

Jim Elton

Starring

Tom Menary

Music by

Tom Menary

Publication information
Released

25th July, 2011

Camera

Canon 550D

General information
Genre(s)

Thriller

Length

3:48

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"This is my response. This is my testament, my revelation, my death note."
―Anthony James Bennett[src]

Straw Man is a short by Wingless Films released on 25th July, 2011. It features Tom Menary as an individual coerced into reading out a message from an unseen political extremist.

SummaryEdit

"The world is wrong, but it keeps on turning. The world is wrong."
―Anthony James Bennett[src]

Straw Man is a short production from Wingless Films, directed by Jim Elton and featuring Tom Menary as a man seemingly intent on leaving a polemic message from the top floor of an inner city building. It was filmed on location at the University of Plymouth, and released on 23rd July, 2011. "Straw Man" features music by Tom Menary.[1]

CreditsEdit

CastEdit

CrewEdit

  • Jim Elton
    • Co-director
    • Camera operator
    • Co-editor
  • Tom Menary
    • Writer
    • Co-director
    • Co-editor
    • Music composer

ProductionEdit

The entire production of the film was completed in a single day; filming took place in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth on 23rd July, 2011, and the footage was edited later that day. The finished film was released on Wingless Films' channels two days later.[2] The soundtrack was made available the following day.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

A "straw man" is a "false witness"; a character set up to expouse a particular viewpoint—one not necessarily followed by the author—as a target for counter-attacks. The straw man "is considerably easier to attack because it, naturally, neither moves nor fights back."[4]

External linksEdit

Wingless Films
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ReferencesEdit


Wingless Films
Jim EltonTom Menary
Films:
JerichoThe WalkPossessionThe Passage of TimeBoundedCaptiveCapsuleWinglessSpirit of the FrontierSanctuaryScoutStraw ManDarknessChase the DragonCamera ObscuraKnightDisavowedExileInterventionDesert of Two DevilsHow to Lose Friends & Assassinate PeoplePetriarchSons of MoorlandThe Time CollectorSolitude — "The Slow Method" — Locked AwayCantharsis — "Dinner Date" — Coming HomeBy the SwordThe Guardsman
Series:
The Lite Blues (2012— )
Shorts, non-narrative, documentaries and presentations:
AttentionFires of ChildhoodColourization of a JourneyFiftyAll AngelsA Flat AbstractionCloud Dance
Upcoming, cancelled and unreleased projects:
Protected (unreleased) — An Itch in TimeDay in Dystopia
People:
Laimis BilysDavid BurburyJames CotterLiam DochertyAllister GallAlex GilbertJulian KempMike KinseyAnnie KnightRobin ManfordSean McArthurMarie L Muñoz AcostaBoyd RogersJulian SeagerBill SheikhRick StearJohn Tomkins
Related articles:
CollaborationsMusic of Wingless FilmsWingless Films IdentEternal Silence
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