Posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
In this week’s edition of Big Directors Small Films, we will take a look at one of the short films of Seth Gordon.
You probably know Gordon as the director of one of 2007’s best films, a documentary called The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. The filmmaker has since been offered a plate full of feature film projects starting with the Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy Four Christmases (due in theaters on November 26th 2008). Gordon is also signed on to direct Suicide Squad,The Only Living Boy in New York and a fictional adaptation of King of Kong.
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But before all that, Gordon made a few short films, the best of which is probably his 2006 film The Problem with Percival (which can be seen above)
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