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Mike makes his own stop-motion movie
Mike makes his own stop-motion movie
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Chris Salt
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Words of Wisdom is a 2003 slice of life brickfilm by Chris Salt. It follows the story of Mike, who is making a stop-motion movie. It was an entry to the Words of Wisdom Contest on, winning the prize for the Best Theme category and placing second overall.[1]

Following a couple of complaints that the film wasn't "clean" due to the appearance of the naked Rod Sterling, a second version of the film was released that removed Sterling's scene, even though Salt objected to the notion that a yellow plastic figure made his film "dirty".[2]

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Mike quietly works on his stop-motion film. Geoff walks in and asks about Mike's activities. Mike explains that he's making a stop-motion film, and it will probably take a while to make. Geoff leaves and Mike continues working. Eventually Mike's other roommate Rod walks in, nude and carrying a paddle and an oil can. Rod quickly excuses himself.

Hours pass, and Geoff returns, suggesting that Mike do something "more productive." Mike shows Geoff his nearly-finished film, which consists of one guy throwing something at another guy and then falling over. Geoff says Mike should get a life, then leaves. The film ends with a quote by Bertrand Russell: "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."[3]

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