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The playful and witty short film called “Words,” by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante, reveals just how related these things are within the whimsicality of language.

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    What do children at the park have to do with wooden actors on a stage or with a football coach at the whiteboard? What does a man out for a jog have to do with a leaky faucet or a car jumping a red light? How about a boxer’s jab and a light bulb burning out? This playful and witty short film called “Words,” by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante, reveals just how related these things are within the whimsicality of language. Through a collage-like series of short clips that seem disconnected, there runs a tight lexical thread that reveals the paradoxes of word usage, the arbitrariness of synonyms and the fluidity of meanings and associations. It may take one or two viewings to see all the connections, but it will undoubtedly challenge the way that you think about the visual world around you and how you translate that into language.